Journal article

Differentiating Purging and Nonpurging Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorder

Araceli Nunez-Navarro, Susana Jimenez-Murcia, Eva Alvarez-Moya, Cynthia Villarejo, Isabel Sanchez Diaz, Cristina Masuet Augmantell, Roser Granero, Eva Penelo, Isabel Krug, Francisco J Tinahones, Cynthia M Bulik, Fernando Fernandez-Aranda

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EATING DISORDERS | WILEY-BLACKWELL | Published : 2011

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To explore similarities and differences in clinical and personality variables across three groups: binge eating disorder (BED), bulimia nervosa-purging type (BN-P), and bulimia nervosa-non purging type (BN-NP). METHOD: The participants were 102 female eating disorders patients (34 BED, 34 BN-P, and 34 BN-NP) consecutively admitted to the eating disorders unit, at the University Hospital of Bellvitge, and diagnosed according to DSM-IV criteria. RESULTS: BED patients were older, and more likely to have personal and family history of obesity. A gradient in psychopathological scores emerged with BN-P patients having higher pathological scores on the SCL-90-R, followed by BN-NP and BED..

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