Everything you need to know about the comorbidity and consequences of ADHD and Eating Disorders.

What You Need To Know About ADHD And Eating Disorders

Uncovering the last decade of research to show you the terrifying link between ADHD and Eating Disorders.

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9 min readMar 22, 2024


Trigger warning: This article talks about Binge Eating, Anorexia, Bulimia, and ARFID. Images have been chosen to minimize triggers but may not work for everyone.

Disclaimer: This article should serve for informational purposes, all links are sourced. For medical advice, please refer to your doctor, this article is not a substitute for a medical professional and should never replace anything your doctor tells you. Please always refer to your doctor when it comes to your treatment plan, medication and symptoms.

Table of Contents

The Silent Struggle
The Shame Cycle

New Research is Coming to Light
ADHD throughout the last decade
Eating Disorders throughout the last decade

What the Research says : ADHD and Eating Disorders
The Prevalence
Elevated Mortality and Population Rates
Elevated Comorbidities




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