Poor control of inhibition and aversion to delay in the children diagnosed with ADHD “may foster poor planning and difficulty in monitoring eating behaviors,” hypothesized the authors. Other possible explanations may involve dysfunctional fronto-striatal dopaminergic pathways common to both obesity and ADHD, they said. “The long-term risk for obesity should be considered when managing children for ADHD,” they concluded.
To read more about ADHD in adults, see Psychiatric News here. Also see Understanding and Treating Adults With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder from American Psychiatric Publishing.
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