ADHD drug could be the answer for binge eating disorder, study says

January 14, 2015 9:00 PM

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ADHD drug could be the answer for binge eating disorder, study says

An estimated 4 million Americans suffer from binge eating disorder (BED), or recurrent episodes of excessive food consumption that can lead to numerous health problems. A new clinical trial shows a popular drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is effective in combating BED.

Researchers at the Lindner Center of Hope Research Institute in Mason, Ohio, compared the ADHD drug lisdexamfetamine with a placebo in more than 500 adults with moderate to severe BED in a randomized clinical trial from May 2011 through January 2012. The medication was administered in dosages of 30,...

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