Bulimia nervosa with and without a history of overweight

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

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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
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes


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