Affective disorder and substance abuse in women with bulimia

Dorothy Hatsukami, Elke Eckert, James E. Mitchell, Richard Pyle

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One hundred and eight women with bulimia were evaluated for affective disorder and alcohol or drug abuse, by means of the DSM-III diagnostic criteria. In this sample, 43.5% had a history of affective disorder and 18.5% had a history of alcohol or drug abuse. Approximately 56% of the bulimia patients scored within the moderate to severe range of depression on the Beck Depression Inventory.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)701-704
Number of pages4
JournalPsychological medicine
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 1984


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