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Symptoms of eating disorders in patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Am J Psychiatry 1991; 148(11):1552-7AJ

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

This study was designed to explore potential overlap of the symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder and eating disorders.

METHOD

The authors administered a structured, self-rating scale, the Eating Disorder Inventory, to 59 outpatients at an obsessive-compulsive disorder clinic and to 60 sex-matched normal volunteers. The Eating Disorder Inventory has been previously validated as a reliable measure of the specific cognitive and behavioral dimensions of the psychopathology typical of patients with eating disorders. The scores of the patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder and of the healthy comparison subjects were compared with those of 32 female inpatients with anorexia nervosa (N = 10) or bulimia nervosa (N = 22) who had also been given the inventory.

RESULTS

The patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder scored significantly higher than the healthy comparison subjects on all eight subscales of the Eating Disorder Inventory: drive for thinness, bulimia, body dissatisfaction, ineffectiveness, perfectionism, interpersonal distrust, interoceptive awareness, and maturity fears. Relative to the healthy subjects, male patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder had more symptoms than female patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder. The scores of the female patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder were midway between those of the 32 female patients with eating disorders and those of the 35 female normal subjects.

CONCLUSIONS

These results suggest that patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder display significantly more disturbed eating attitudes and behavior than healthy comparison subjects and that they share some of the psychopathological eating attitudes and behavior that are common to patients with eating disorders.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Laboratory of Clinical Science, NIMH, Bethesda, MD 20892.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

1928472

Citation

Pigott, T A., et al. "Symptoms of Eating Disorders in Patients With Obsessive-compulsive Disorder." The American Journal of Psychiatry, vol. 148, no. 11, 1991, pp. 1552-7.
Pigott TA, Altemus M, Rubenstein CS, et al. Symptoms of eating disorders in patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder. Am J Psychiatry. 1991;148(11):1552-7.
Pigott, T. A., Altemus, M., Rubenstein, C. S., Hill, J. L., Bihari, K., L'Heureux, F., ... Murphy, D. L. (1991). Symptoms of eating disorders in patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder. The American Journal of Psychiatry, 148(11), pp. 1552-7.
Pigott TA, et al. Symptoms of Eating Disorders in Patients With Obsessive-compulsive Disorder. Am J Psychiatry. 1991;148(11):1552-7. PubMed PMID: 1928472.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Symptoms of eating disorders in patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder. AU - Pigott,T A, AU - Altemus,M, AU - Rubenstein,C S, AU - Hill,J L, AU - Bihari,K, AU - L'Heureux,F, AU - Bernstein,S, AU - Murphy,D L, PY - 1991/11/1/pubmed PY - 1991/11/1/medline PY - 1991/11/1/entrez SP - 1552 EP - 7 JF - The American journal of psychiatry JO - Am J Psychiatry VL - 148 IS - 11 N2 - OBJECTIVE: This study was designed to explore potential overlap of the symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder and eating disorders. METHOD: The authors administered a structured, self-rating scale, the Eating Disorder Inventory, to 59 outpatients at an obsessive-compulsive disorder clinic and to 60 sex-matched normal volunteers. The Eating Disorder Inventory has been previously validated as a reliable measure of the specific cognitive and behavioral dimensions of the psychopathology typical of patients with eating disorders. The scores of the patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder and of the healthy comparison subjects were compared with those of 32 female inpatients with anorexia nervosa (N = 10) or bulimia nervosa (N = 22) who had also been given the inventory. RESULTS: The patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder scored significantly higher than the healthy comparison subjects on all eight subscales of the Eating Disorder Inventory: drive for thinness, bulimia, body dissatisfaction, ineffectiveness, perfectionism, interpersonal distrust, interoceptive awareness, and maturity fears. Relative to the healthy subjects, male patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder had more symptoms than female patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder. The scores of the female patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder were midway between those of the 32 female patients with eating disorders and those of the 35 female normal subjects. CONCLUSIONS: These results suggest that patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder display significantly more disturbed eating attitudes and behavior than healthy comparison subjects and that they share some of the psychopathological eating attitudes and behavior that are common to patients with eating disorders. SN - 0002-953X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/1928472/Symptoms_of_eating_disorders_in_patients_with_obsessive_compulsive_disorder_ L2 - https://ajp.psychiatryonline.org/doi/full/10.1176/ajp.148.11.1552?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub=pubmed DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -