ADHD drug could help treat Binge Eating Disorder (BED), suggests study

January 15, 2015 10:30 AM

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Recent clinical trials have begun to suggest that the drug lisdexamfetamine used for treating attention deficit/ hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) might also be helpful in people suffering from binge eating disorder (BED). Nearly 4 million Americans suffer from BED, referring to recurrent episodes of eating excessive food, leading to numerous health problems.

The researchers at the Lindner Center of Hope Research Institute in Ohio thought of employing the widely used ADHD drug for the clinical trial because both conditions exhibit impulsivity, obesity and dopamine dysfunction. “In studies of ADHD, lisdexamfetamine improved impulsive symptoms and reduced ...

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