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Traumatic events, posttraumatic stress symptomatology and somatoform symptoms in eating disorder patients.
Eur Eat Disord Rev 2010; 18(2):124-32EE

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

The central aim of the study was to assess the frequency of traumatic events and comorbid posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in women with eating disorders (EDs). In addition, the frequency of somatoform complaints was investigated in patients with PTSD compared to those without PTSD.

METHOD

101 ED patients (26.4 years, SD = 7.4) from an outpatient department were investigated by means of standardized questionnaires.

RESULTS

63.3% of the anorexic and 57.7% of the bulimic patients had experienced at least one trauma in their life. 10% of the anorexic and 14.1% of the bulimic patients fulfilled the study definition for a current diagnosis of PTSD. Patients with a comorbid PTSD reported somatoform symptoms more frequently than patients without PTSD (p < 0.001).

DISCUSSION

These findings provide additional support for the association between somatization and PTSD in ED patients. In addition, clinical interventions for traumatized ED patients may benefit from a focus on posttraumatic stress symptomatology.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, University of Duisburg-Essen, Virchowstrasse 174, Essen,Germany. sefik.tagay@uni-due.deNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19941382

Citation

Tagay, Sefik, et al. "Traumatic Events, Posttraumatic Stress Symptomatology and Somatoform Symptoms in Eating Disorder Patients." European Eating Disorders Review : the Journal of the Eating Disorders Association, vol. 18, no. 2, 2010, pp. 124-32.
Tagay S, Schlegl S, Senf W. Traumatic events, posttraumatic stress symptomatology and somatoform symptoms in eating disorder patients. Eur Eat Disord Rev. 2010;18(2):124-32.
Tagay, S., Schlegl, S., & Senf, W. (2010). Traumatic events, posttraumatic stress symptomatology and somatoform symptoms in eating disorder patients. European Eating Disorders Review : the Journal of the Eating Disorders Association, 18(2), pp. 124-32. doi:10.1002/erv.972.
Tagay S, Schlegl S, Senf W. Traumatic Events, Posttraumatic Stress Symptomatology and Somatoform Symptoms in Eating Disorder Patients. Eur Eat Disord Rev. 2010;18(2):124-32. PubMed PMID: 19941382.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Traumatic events, posttraumatic stress symptomatology and somatoform symptoms in eating disorder patients. AU - Tagay,Sefik, AU - Schlegl,Sandra, AU - Senf,Wolfgang, PY - 2009/11/27/entrez PY - 2009/11/27/pubmed PY - 2010/5/21/medline SP - 124 EP - 32 JF - European eating disorders review : the journal of the Eating Disorders Association JO - Eur Eat Disord Rev VL - 18 IS - 2 N2 - OBJECTIVE: The central aim of the study was to assess the frequency of traumatic events and comorbid posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in women with eating disorders (EDs). In addition, the frequency of somatoform complaints was investigated in patients with PTSD compared to those without PTSD. METHOD: 101 ED patients (26.4 years, SD = 7.4) from an outpatient department were investigated by means of standardized questionnaires. RESULTS: 63.3% of the anorexic and 57.7% of the bulimic patients had experienced at least one trauma in their life. 10% of the anorexic and 14.1% of the bulimic patients fulfilled the study definition for a current diagnosis of PTSD. Patients with a comorbid PTSD reported somatoform symptoms more frequently than patients without PTSD (p < 0.001). DISCUSSION: These findings provide additional support for the association between somatization and PTSD in ED patients. In addition, clinical interventions for traumatized ED patients may benefit from a focus on posttraumatic stress symptomatology. SN - 1099-0968 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19941382/Traumatic_events_posttraumatic_stress_symptomatology_and_somatoform_symptoms_in_eating_disorder_patients_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1002/erv.972 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -