Your daughter is getting better grades, and she no longer argues — every day, at least — about taking ADHD medication.
Life is good. But your parental radar has detected a potential problem: Lately, she seems to be eating more — a lot more — from soup and salad to dessert. She’s always loved potato chips, cookies, and cherry Twizzlers, but you’ve been noticing a few too many empty bags and wrappers in the kitchen garbage can. And yet, she isn’t gaining weight. You’re concerned.
Is there a link between the incidence of eating disorders and adolescents who have ADHD? Keep reading to see what research has shown, and learn at-home strategies for parents and daughters.
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This article comes from the Summer 2009 issue of ADDitude.
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