Association Between Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Bulimia Nervosa in Outpatients With Eating Disorders

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
The Hilda and Preston Davis Foundation
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Craig B. Surman, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00916071
First received: June 5, 2009
Last updated: March 7, 2013
Last verified: January 2013
  Purpose

To understand whether a relationship exists between eating disorders and ADHD, we seek to clarify the prevalence of ADHD in individuals with eating disorders. To this end, we will estimate the prevalence of ADHD, and other neuropsychiatric disorders, in outpatients with history of an eating disorder diagnosis. Secondarily, we will identify patterns of cognitive deficits in outpatients with history of an eating disorder diagnosis. We will also examine whether ADHD in this population is associated with functional and familial correlates associated with ADHD.


Condition
Bulimia Nervosa
Eating Disorders
ADHD

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Association Between Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Bulimia Nervosa in Outpatients With Eating Disorders

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Further study details as provided by Massachusetts General Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • We will identify the lifetime rate of mental health conditions using structured clinical interviews in subjects with a lifetime history of eating disorders and compare the rate of these conditions to that of non-ED control subjects. [ Time Frame: 1 time ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 64
Study Start Date: October 2008
Study Completion Date: February 2010
Primary Completion Date: February 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts
Eating Disorders
Study subjects will be individuals with a history of eating disorder(s) diagnosis

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 55 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Male and female outpatients between, and including, 18 and 55 years of age with a history of eating disorder diagnosis.

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male and female outpatients between, and including, 18 and 55 years of age with a history of eating disorder diagnosis.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Any clinically unstable psychiatric conditions such as: acute psychosis, acute panic, acute obsessive compulsive disorder, acute mania, acute suicidality, acute substance use disorders (alcohol or drugs), and sociopathy.
  • Any metabolic, neurological, hepatic, renal, cardiovascular, hematological, opthalmic, or endocrine disease that would confound ability to participate in valid assessments.
  • Mental retardation (IQ <75).
  • Organic brain disorders.
  • Non-English speaking subjects will not be allowed into the study because the assessment instruments are unavailable and have not been adequately standardized in other languages.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00916071

Sponsors and Collaborators
Massachusetts General Hospital
The Hilda and Preston Davis Foundation
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Craig Surman, MD Massachusetts General Hospital
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Craig B. Surman, MD, Scientific Coordinator of the Adult ADHD Program, Clinical and Research Program in Pediatric Psychopharmacology and Adult ADHD, Massachusetts General Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00916071     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2007-P-002374
Study First Received: June 5, 2009
Last Updated: March 7, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Massachusetts General Hospital:
Bulimia Nervosa
Eating Disorder NOS
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
ADHD

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
Eating Disorders
Hyperkinesis
Bulimia
Bulimia Nervosa
Disease
Attention Deficit and Disruptive Behavior Disorders
Mental Disorders Diagnosed in Childhood
Mental Disorders
Dyskinesias
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms
Hyperphagia
Signs and Symptoms, Digestive
Pathologic Processes

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