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Prior use of extreme weight-control behaviors in a community sample of women with binge eating disorder or subthreshold binge eating disorder: a descriptive study

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Mond, JM and Peterson, CB and Hay, PJ, Prior use of extreme weight-control behaviors in a community sample of women with binge eating disorder or subthreshold binge eating disorder: a descriptive study, International Journal of Eating Disorders, 43, (5) pp. 440-446. ISSN 0276-3478 (2010) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2009 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

DOI: doi:10.1002/eat.20707

Abstract

Objective and Method: The prior occurrence of regular extreme weightcontrol behaviors was examined in a community sample of women (n 5 27) with binge eating disorder (BED) or subthreshold BED.

Results: Approximately two thirds of participants (65.4%) reported the prior use of either purging at least weekly or nonpurging behaviors three or more times per week, for a period of 3 months or more, whereas 38.5% of participants reported either purging at least twice weekly or nonpurging behaviors five or more times per week. Comparatively few participants (11.1%) had ever met formal diagnostic criteria for BN.

Discussion: Considerable overlap between disorders characterized by binge eating in the absence of extreme weightcontrol behaviors and those characterized by extreme weight-control behaviors in the absence of binge eating may be apparent when a longitudinal perspective is taken. Caution needs to be exercised in drawing conclusions concerning the extent of this overlap based on any one operational definition of the term ‘‘regular extreme weight-control behaviors’’.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Binge eating disorder, Purging disorder, Extreme weight-control behaviours
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Public Health and Health Services
Research Field:Mental Health
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health)
Objective Field:Mental Health
Author:Mond, JM (Dr Jon Mond)
ID Code:117944
Year Published:2010
Web of Science® Times Cited:2
Deposited By:Centre for Rural Health
Deposited On:2017-06-29
Last Modified:2017-11-24
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