ADHD Drug May Be Effective for Binge-Eating Disorder

January 15, 2015 1:08 AM

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ADHD Drug May Be Effective for Binge-Eating Disorder

A new study shows that a drug approved to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder can reduce episodes of overeating in people with binge-eating disorder.

A drug currently approved for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may offer hope for people struggling with binge-eating disorder. Binge-eating disorder affects about 3 percent of Americans and can lead to health problems tied to obesity.

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