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Overvægt og spiseforstyrrelser hos patienter med ADHD

Der ses en overhyppighed af overvægt og fedme blandt patienter med attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, men hvilke mekanismer, der ligger til grund, er stadigvæk til diskussion.
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Maria Nivi Schmidt Petersen1, Tine Bodil Houmann2 & Else Marie Olsen1, 3 1) Institut for Folkesundhed, Københavns Universitet 2) Børne- og Ungdomspsykiatrisk Center, Region Hovedstaden 3) Center for Klinisk Forskning og Forebyggelse, Region Hovedstaden Ugeskr Læger 2018;180:V11170877
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Ugeskr Læger 2018;180:V11170877
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Overweight and eating disorders in patients with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
Recent studies have generally found an increased prevalence of overweight and obesity among children, adolescents and adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and the latest research suggests, that ADHD is also associated with problematic eating behaviour and eating disorders. The pathways of these associations are still up for discussion, but both psychological and biological factors are important aspects. There is further­more a good theoretical basis for the assumption, that active drug treatment of ADHD may minimise the risk of overweight. However, existing research is predominantly based on small, selected cross-sectional studies.
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