Original ArticlesDysfunctional Eating Patterns of Adults With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity DisorderHershko, Shirley MA*; Aronis, Anna PhD†; Maeir, Adina PhD‡; Pollak, Yehuda PhD* Author Information *The Seymour Fox School of Education, and †The Institute of Biochemistry, Food and Nutrition, The Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem; and ‡The School of Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Medicine, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and Hadassah Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel. Send reprint requests to Yehuda Pollak, PhD, The Seymour Fox School of Education, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Mount Scopus, Jerusalem 9010501, Israel. E-mail: [email protected]. Y. P., S. H., and A. A. designed the study; S. H. collected the data; Y. P. and S. H. input the data; Y. P. analyzed the data; S.H. wrote the manuscript; and Y. P., S. H., A. A., and A. M. reviewed and revised the manuscript. The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease: November 2018 - Volume 206 - Issue 11 - p 870-874 doi: 10.1097/NMD.0000000000000894 Buy Metrics Abstract This study aimed to examine whether adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in students is associated with overeating or with unhealthy food choices. Sixty university students with and without ADHD, aged 20 to 30 years, completed the Food Frequency Questionnaire and reported their height and weight. Students with ADHD had a higher body mass index compared with students without ADHD. Although participants in both groups consumed similar amounts of servings, calories, and nutrients, students with ADHD reported lower healthy/unhealthy food consumption ratio. These findings suggest that ADHD in students is not associated with general overeating, but with a biased proportion of unhealthy versus healthy food consumption. Copyright © 2018 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.