Journal article

Comparison of personality risk factors in bulimia nervosa and pathological gambling

Eva M Alvarez-Moya, Susana Jimenez-Murcia, Roser Granero, Julio Vallejo, Isabel Krug, Cynthia M Bulik, Fernando Fernandez-Aranda

COMPREHENSIVE PSYCHIATRY | W B SAUNDERS CO-ELSEVIER INC | Published : 2007

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to assess the predictive value of personality profiles to classify individuals with bulimia nervosa (BN), pathological gambling (PG), and a nonpsychiatric comparison group while controlling for sex. METHODS: The sample comprised 270 BN (241 women, 29 men), 429 PG (42 women, 387 men), and 96 comparison (nonpsychiatric) subjects (35 women, 61 men). All patients were consecutively admitted to our Psychiatry Department and were diagnosed according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision criteria. We administered the Temperament and Character Inventory-Revised as well as other clinical indices. Multinomi..

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