Recent consensus on the subclassification of the eating disorder bulimia nervosa into purging and nonpurging forms is examined in the context of large psychiatric epidemiological survey in Ontario, Canada.
Among a sample of 8,116 individuals, 62 met criteria for bulimia nervosa.
Of these, the 17 who were of the purging subtype could be distinguished from the nonpurging group on a variety of parameters of comorbidity, family history, and childhood environment.
The purging subtype was distinguishable on the basis of early age of onset, and high rates of affective disorders and anxiety and alcoholism, sexual abuse, and parental discord.
The data support the taxonomy and point to the need for better understanding of the meaning of purging behavior.
Mots-clés Pascal : Forme clinique, Boulimie, Trouble comportement alimentaire, Etude comparative, Epidémiologie, Association morbide, Trouble psychiatrique, Histoire familiale, Antécédent, Vomissement, Laxatif, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Clinical form, Bulimia, Eating disorder, Comparative study, Epidemiology, Concomitant disease, Mental disorder, Family story, Antecedent, Vomiting, Laxative, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0499901
Code Inist : 002B18C01B. Création : 10/04/1997.