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Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and Binge Eating Disorder in Midlife and Beyond.
J Nerv Ment Dis. 2015 Aug; 203(8):583-90.JN

Abstract

We examined eating disorders in midlife and beyond by comparing frequency of anorexia nervosa (AN), bulimia nervosa (BN), binge eating disorder (BED), and other specified feeding or eating disorder (OSFED) among midlife eating disorder treatment-seeking individuals and younger controls. We also compared demographic and eating disorder-related characteristics across diagnoses and age groups. Participants included 2,118 treatment-seeking adults who self-reported their eating-related symptoms on the Eating Disorder Questionnaire. Results showed that percent of patients with BN was significantly lower whereas percent of patients with BED and OSFED was significantly higher among midlife relative to younger patients. Percent of patients with AN did not differ between midlife and younger patients. Additionally, midlife and younger patients with BED and OSFED differed on several demographic (e.g., marital status) and eating disorder-related characteristics (e.g., BMI, compulsive exercising). This study suggests that BN is less common whereas BED and OSFED are more common among midlife eating disorder treatment-seeking individuals relative to younger controls. In addition, AN and BN present fairly similarly whereas BED and OSFED present fairly differently among midlife patients relative to younger controls. Attention to these differences and similarities is necessary to understand eating disorders in midlife.

Authors+Show Affiliations

*Bob Shapell School of Social Work, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel; †Department of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO; ‡Department of Psychiatry, University of Minnesota School of Medicine, Minneapolis, MN; §The Center for Balanced Living, Worthington, OH; ∥Department of Clinical Neuroscience, University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, and the Neuropsychiatric Research Institute, Fargo, ND; and ¶Department of Psychiatry and Department of Pediatrics, University of California, San Francisco, CA.No affiliation info availableNo 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
Multicenter Study

Language

eng

PubMed ID

26164423

Citation

Elran-Barak, Roni, et al. "Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and Binge Eating Disorder in Midlife and Beyond." The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, vol. 203, no. 8, 2015, pp. 583-90.
Elran-Barak R, Fitzsimmons-Craft EE, Benyamini Y, et al. Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and Binge Eating Disorder in Midlife and Beyond. J Nerv Ment Dis. 2015;203(8):583-90.
Elran-Barak, R., Fitzsimmons-Craft, E. E., Benyamini, Y., Crow, S. J., Peterson, C. B., Hill, L. L., Crosby, R. D., Mitchell, J. E., & Le Grange, D. (2015). Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and Binge Eating Disorder in Midlife and Beyond. The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 203(8), 583-90. https://doi.org/10.1097/NMD.0000000000000333
Elran-Barak R, et al. Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and Binge Eating Disorder in Midlife and Beyond. J Nerv Ment Dis. 2015;203(8):583-90. PubMed PMID: 26164423.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and Binge Eating Disorder in Midlife and Beyond. AU - Elran-Barak,Roni, AU - Fitzsimmons-Craft,Ellen E, AU - Benyamini,Yael, AU - Crow,Scott J, AU - Peterson,Carol B, AU - Hill,Laura L, AU - Crosby,Ross D, AU - Mitchell,James E, AU - Le Grange,Daniel, PY - 2015/7/13/entrez PY - 2015/7/15/pubmed PY - 2015/10/17/medline SP - 583 EP - 90 JF - The Journal of nervous and mental disease JO - J Nerv Ment Dis VL - 203 IS - 8 N2 - We examined eating disorders in midlife and beyond by comparing frequency of anorexia nervosa (AN), bulimia nervosa (BN), binge eating disorder (BED), and other specified feeding or eating disorder (OSFED) among midlife eating disorder treatment-seeking individuals and younger controls. We also compared demographic and eating disorder-related characteristics across diagnoses and age groups. Participants included 2,118 treatment-seeking adults who self-reported their eating-related symptoms on the Eating Disorder Questionnaire. Results showed that percent of patients with BN was significantly lower whereas percent of patients with BED and OSFED was significantly higher among midlife relative to younger patients. Percent of patients with AN did not differ between midlife and younger patients. Additionally, midlife and younger patients with BED and OSFED differed on several demographic (e.g., marital status) and eating disorder-related characteristics (e.g., BMI, compulsive exercising). This study suggests that BN is less common whereas BED and OSFED are more common among midlife eating disorder treatment-seeking individuals relative to younger controls. In addition, AN and BN present fairly similarly whereas BED and OSFED present fairly differently among midlife patients relative to younger controls. Attention to these differences and similarities is necessary to understand eating disorders in midlife. SN - 1539-736X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/26164423/Anorexia_Nervosa_Bulimia_Nervosa_and_Binge_Eating_Disorder_in_Midlife_and_Beyond_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1097/NMD.0000000000000333 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -