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Comparison of patients with bulimia nervosa, obese patients with binge eating disorder, and nonobese patients with binge eating disorder.
J Nerv Ment Dis. 2003 Sep; 191(9):589-94.JN

Abstract

This study compared patients with bulimia nervosa (BN), obese patients with binge eating disorder (BED), and nonobese patients with BED. One hundred sixty-two adult women consecutively evaluated for outpatient clinical trials who met DSM-IV criteria for BN, purging type (N = 46) or for BED (N = 79 obese and N = 37 nonobese) were compared using the Eating Disorder Inventory (EDI). The three groups differed significantly on two (drive for thinness and body dissatisfaction) of the three eating-related scales and on all five of the general personality scales of the EDI. When age and depression level were controlled, findings for the eating-related scales did not change, whereas four of the five general personality scales were no longer significant. Post hoc analyses revealed that the BN group and the nonobese BED group had significantly higher drive for thinness than the obese BED group. The nonobese and the obese BED groups did not differ from each other in any area (other than drive for thinness), including body dissatisfaction. The nonobese and the obese BED groups had significantly lower maturity features than the BN group. Our findings suggest that when the effects of age and depression levels are controlled, treatment-seeking women with BN and BED are generally similar. Certain differences that do exist between women with BN and BED are associated with obesity status (drive for thinness), whereas others are associated with diagnosis (body dissatisfaction, maturity fears).

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Psychiatry, Yale Psyquiatric Research at Congress Place, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06519, USA.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

Language

eng

PubMed ID

14504568

Citation

Barry, Declan T., et al. "Comparison of Patients With Bulimia Nervosa, Obese Patients With Binge Eating Disorder, and Nonobese Patients With Binge Eating Disorder." The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, vol. 191, no. 9, 2003, pp. 589-94.
Barry DT, Grilo CM, Masheb RM. Comparison of patients with bulimia nervosa, obese patients with binge eating disorder, and nonobese patients with binge eating disorder. J Nerv Ment Dis. 2003;191(9):589-94.
Barry, D. T., Grilo, C. M., & Masheb, R. M. (2003). Comparison of patients with bulimia nervosa, obese patients with binge eating disorder, and nonobese patients with binge eating disorder. The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 191(9), 589-94.
Barry DT, Grilo CM, Masheb RM. Comparison of Patients With Bulimia Nervosa, Obese Patients With Binge Eating Disorder, and Nonobese Patients With Binge Eating Disorder. J Nerv Ment Dis. 2003;191(9):589-94. PubMed PMID: 14504568.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Comparison of patients with bulimia nervosa, obese patients with binge eating disorder, and nonobese patients with binge eating disorder. AU - Barry,Declan T, AU - Grilo,Carlos M, AU - Masheb,Robin M, PY - 2003/9/25/pubmed PY - 2004/1/9/medline PY - 2003/9/25/entrez SP - 589 EP - 94 JF - The Journal of nervous and mental disease JO - J. Nerv. Ment. Dis. VL - 191 IS - 9 N2 - This study compared patients with bulimia nervosa (BN), obese patients with binge eating disorder (BED), and nonobese patients with BED. One hundred sixty-two adult women consecutively evaluated for outpatient clinical trials who met DSM-IV criteria for BN, purging type (N = 46) or for BED (N = 79 obese and N = 37 nonobese) were compared using the Eating Disorder Inventory (EDI). The three groups differed significantly on two (drive for thinness and body dissatisfaction) of the three eating-related scales and on all five of the general personality scales of the EDI. When age and depression level were controlled, findings for the eating-related scales did not change, whereas four of the five general personality scales were no longer significant. Post hoc analyses revealed that the BN group and the nonobese BED group had significantly higher drive for thinness than the obese BED group. The nonobese and the obese BED groups did not differ from each other in any area (other than drive for thinness), including body dissatisfaction. The nonobese and the obese BED groups had significantly lower maturity features than the BN group. Our findings suggest that when the effects of age and depression levels are controlled, treatment-seeking women with BN and BED are generally similar. Certain differences that do exist between women with BN and BED are associated with obesity status (drive for thinness), whereas others are associated with diagnosis (body dissatisfaction, maturity fears). SN - 0022-3018 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/14504568/Comparison_of_patients_with_bulimia_nervosa_obese_patients_with_binge_eating_disorder_and_nonobese_patients_with_binge_eating_disorder_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -