Shoplifting in bulimia nervosa

James E. Mitchell, Linda Fletcher, Lynn Gibeau, Richard L. Pyle, Elke Eckert

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This study compared the shoplifting patterns of 27 bulimic and 25 nonbulimic shoplifters. Bulimic shoplifters often stole food, but usually also stole other items. Nonbulimic shoplifters reported starting to steal at an earlier age, weighed more than bulimic shoplifters, and were more likely to endorse antisocial reasons for shoplifting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)342-345
Number of pages4
JournalComprehensive Psychiatry
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1992

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Funding Information:
From the Eating Disorder Program, Department of Psychiatry, University of Minnesota Hospital, Minneapolis, MN. Supported in part by National Institute of Mental Health Grants No. MH 43077 and MH 43296. Address reprint requests to James E. Mitchell, M.D., Box 393 UMHC, 420 Delaware St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455. Copyright 0 I992 by W B. Saunders Company OOIO-440X/9213305-0018$03.OOlO


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