Bulimia nervosa with and without a history of overweight

James E. Mitchell, Richard L. Pyle, Elke Eckert, Dorothy Hatsukami, Elizabeth Soll

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Abstract

In a review of the records of 454 patients with bulimia nervosa, 87 (19.2%) reported having a history of weight greater than 130% ideal body weight, although they were normal weight at evaluation. As contrasted to patients who had no history of having been overweight, this group of patients had a later onset of bulimia symptoms, weighed more and were more likely to be very dissatisfied with their current weight and to fear becoming overweight. The eating problems were similar in both groups.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)369-374
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of substance abuse
Volume2
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990

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