Journal article

Correlates of Non-suicidal Self-Injury and Suicide Attempts in Bulimic Spectrum Disorders

Alexandra Gomez-Exposito, Ines Wolz, Ana B Fagundo, Roser Granero, Trevor Steward, Susana Jimenez-Murcia, Zaida Aguera, Fernando Fernandez-Aranda



OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to examine the implication of personality, impulsivity, and emotion regulation difficulties in patients with a bulimic-spectrum disorder (BSD) and suicide attempts (SA), BSD patients with non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI), and BSD patients without these behaviors. METHOD: One hundred and twenty-two female adult BSD patients were assessed using self-report questionnaires. Patients were clustered post-hoc into three groups depending on whether they presented BSD without NSSI or SA (BSD), BSD with lifetime NSSI (BSD + NSSI) or BSD with lifetime SA (BSD + SA). RESULTS: The BSD + NSSI and BSD + SA groups presented more emotion regulation difficulties, more eatin..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: Preparation of this manuscript was supported by both FIS PI14/00290 and PSI2011-28349 from Institute de Salud Carlos III (ISCIII) and Ministerio de de Economia y Competitividad, respectively. This study was also co-funded by Fondos Europeos de Desarrollo Regional (FEDER) funds - a way to build Europe. CIBERobn is an initiative of ISCIII. IW was supported by a pre-doctoral grant of Agencia de Gestic d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca (AGAUR) (2016FI_B2 00001).