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Here/in this issue and there/abstract thinking: the DSM-5 is here (and there)

Here/in this issue and there/abstract thinking: the DSM-5 is here (and there)
Here/in this issue and there/abstract thinking: the DSM-5 is here (and there)
Background

A significant association between attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and obesity has been reported. This study addresses unexplored aspects of this relationship.

Aims

To evaluate the association between adult obesity and: (a) persistent, remitted or lifetime ADHD; (b) number of childhood ADHD symptoms, controlling for socioeconomic status and mood, anxiety and substance use disorders.

Method

Face-to-face psychiatric interviews in 34 653 US adults from the National Epidemiologic Study on Alcohol and Related Conditions. Obesity was defined as a body mass index ?30.

Results

Persistent, lifetime or remitted ADHD were not associated with obesity after controlling for confounders. The number of childhood ADHD symptoms was significantly associated with adult obesity, even after adjustment, in women.

Conclusions

Childhood ADHD symptoms are associated with obesity in women even after comorbid psychiatric disorders are accounted for. This provides a rationale for longitudinal studies assessing the impact of the treatment of childhood ADHD symptoms on obesity in women.
0890-8567
767-768
Cortese, Samuele
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Cortese, Samuele
53d4bf2c-4e0e-4c77-9385-218350560fdb

Cortese, Samuele (2013) Here/in this issue and there/abstract thinking: the DSM-5 is here (and there). Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 52 (8), 767-768. (doi:10.1016/j.jaac.2013.05.016).

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Abstract

Background

A significant association between attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and obesity has been reported. This study addresses unexplored aspects of this relationship.

Aims

To evaluate the association between adult obesity and: (a) persistent, remitted or lifetime ADHD; (b) number of childhood ADHD symptoms, controlling for socioeconomic status and mood, anxiety and substance use disorders.

Method

Face-to-face psychiatric interviews in 34 653 US adults from the National Epidemiologic Study on Alcohol and Related Conditions. Obesity was defined as a body mass index ?30.

Results

Persistent, lifetime or remitted ADHD were not associated with obesity after controlling for confounders. The number of childhood ADHD symptoms was significantly associated with adult obesity, even after adjustment, in women.

Conclusions

Childhood ADHD symptoms are associated with obesity in women even after comorbid psychiatric disorders are accounted for. This provides a rationale for longitudinal studies assessing the impact of the treatment of childhood ADHD symptoms on obesity in women.

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Published date: July 2013
Organisations: Clinical Neuroscience

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Local EPrints ID: 380182
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/380182
ISSN: 0890-8567
PURE UUID: 8ec9385a-13ed-4787-a2b1-9809b9c06f19
ORCID for Samuele Cortese: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-5877-8075

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Date deposited: 21 Aug 2015 09:19
Last modified: 20 Jul 2019 00:35

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