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(Perfect Science) – A new research stated that drug Vyvanse meant to treat attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) might also help in treating binge-eating disorders.

The researchers said that when the drug is given at a higher dose then it can curtail excessive food consumption. The drug Vyvanse is the only approved drug in America to treat ADHD. It shall also be noted that for now, no drug has been approved for treating binge-eating disorder.

Also, it is now only that binge-eating has been classified as a disorder by the psychiatric community. Binge-eating disorder is generally associated with obese people. Main factors include food craving, repeated episodes of excessive food consumption, feeling of loss of control and psychological distress.

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