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Purging disorder: an ominous variant of bulimia nervosa?
Int J Eat Disord 2005; 38(3):191-9IJ

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

The current study evaluates the clinical significance and distinctiveness of purging disorder (PD), an eating disorder characterized by recurrent purging in the absence of objective binge episodes (OBE) among normal-weight individuals.

METHOD

Women with PD (n = 37), bulimia nervosa (BN; n = 39), or no eating disorder (n = 35) completed clinical assessments. Women with PD (n = 23) and BN (n = 25) completed 6-month follow-up assessments.

RESULTS

Compared with controls, both eating-disordered groups reported significantly higher eating, Axis I, and Axis II pathology. Compared with BN, PD was associated with significantly lower eating concerns, disinhibition, and hunger. At 6-month follow-up, rates of remission did not differ significantly between PD and BN, and crossover between disorders was rare.

CONCLUSION

PD appears to be a clinically significant and potentially distinctive eating disorder.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Psychology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA. pamela-keel@uiowa.eduNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16211629

Citation

Keel, Pamela K., et al. "Purging Disorder: an Ominous Variant of Bulimia Nervosa?" The International Journal of Eating Disorders, vol. 38, no. 3, 2005, pp. 191-9.
Keel PK, Haedt A, Edler C. Purging disorder: an ominous variant of bulimia nervosa? Int J Eat Disord. 2005;38(3):191-9.
Keel, P. K., Haedt, A., & Edler, C. (2005). Purging disorder: an ominous variant of bulimia nervosa? The International Journal of Eating Disorders, 38(3), pp. 191-9.
Keel PK, Haedt A, Edler C. Purging Disorder: an Ominous Variant of Bulimia Nervosa. Int J Eat Disord. 2005;38(3):191-9. PubMed PMID: 16211629.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Purging disorder: an ominous variant of bulimia nervosa? AU - Keel,Pamela K, AU - Haedt,Alissa, AU - Edler,Crystal, PY - 2005/10/8/pubmed PY - 2006/1/20/medline PY - 2005/10/8/entrez SP - 191 EP - 9 JF - The International journal of eating disorders JO - Int J Eat Disord VL - 38 IS - 3 N2 - OBJECTIVE: The current study evaluates the clinical significance and distinctiveness of purging disorder (PD), an eating disorder characterized by recurrent purging in the absence of objective binge episodes (OBE) among normal-weight individuals. METHOD: Women with PD (n = 37), bulimia nervosa (BN; n = 39), or no eating disorder (n = 35) completed clinical assessments. Women with PD (n = 23) and BN (n = 25) completed 6-month follow-up assessments. RESULTS: Compared with controls, both eating-disordered groups reported significantly higher eating, Axis I, and Axis II pathology. Compared with BN, PD was associated with significantly lower eating concerns, disinhibition, and hunger. At 6-month follow-up, rates of remission did not differ significantly between PD and BN, and crossover between disorders was rare. CONCLUSION: PD appears to be a clinically significant and potentially distinctive eating disorder. SN - 0276-3478 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16211629/full_citation L2 - https://doi.org/10.1002/eat.20179 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -