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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) impacts individuals of all ages. It is not unusual for another diagnosis to coexist along with ADHD. Some recent findings suggest that there is a higher likelihood of those diagnosed with ADHD to also have an eating disorder diagnosis. Particularly, they are more likely to have a binge eating or what the researchers refer to as loss of control eating syndrome (LOC-ES).  The study “suggests a common biological mechanism linking the two disorders.” There are many characteristics of ADHD that may contribute to the higher rate, impulsivity and decision making as two examples. For families of those diagnosed with ADHD or therapists working with them, it is helpful to keep this in mind. click for more