Self harm and substance use in a community sample of black and white women with Binge Eating Disorder or Bulimia Nervosa
This study evaluated rates of self-harm and substance use in women with either bulimia nervosa (BN) or binge eating disorder (BED) and assessed whether differences in self-harm and substance use are related to sexual or physical abuse.
Alcohol abuse, self-harm, and use or abuse of various illicit drugs were evaluated in a sample of 53 women with BN and 162 women with BED.
Self-harm and substance use generally did not differentiate BED and BN cases, but rates of self-harm and substance use were elevated among women with a history of sexual or physical abuse relative to women without such a history.
Elevated rates of self-harm and substance use may not be related uniquely to BN diagnostic status, but may be related to a characteristic shared by women with BN and BED, such as a history of sexual or physical abuse. © 2002 by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Int J Eat Disord 32: 389–400, 2002.
International Journal of Eating Disorders
Dohm, Faith-Anne Ph.D.; Striegel-Moore, Ruth H.; Wilfley, Denise E.; Pike, Kathleen M.; Hook, Julie; and Fairburn, Christopher G., "Self harm and substance use in a community sample of black and white women with Binge Eating Disorder or Bulimia Nervosa" (2005). School of Education and Human Development Faculty Publications. 138.
Dohm, F. A., Striegel-Moore, R. H., Wilfley, D. E., Pike, K. M., Hook, J., & Fairburn, C. G. (2002). Self harm and substance use in a community sample of black and white women with Binge Eating Disorder or Bulimia Nervosa. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 32(4), 389-400. doi:10.1002/eat.10104.
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