Eating-related concerns, mood, and personality traits in recovered bulimia nervosa subjects: A replication study
Article first published online: 18 JUL 2002
Copyright © 2002 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
International Journal of Eating Disorders
Volume 32, Issue 2, pages 225–229, September 2002
How to Cite
Stein, D., Kaye, W. H., Matsunaga, H., Orbach, I., Har-Even, D., Frank, G., McConaha, C. W. and Rao, R. (2002), Eating-related concerns, mood, and personality traits in recovered bulimia nervosa subjects: A replication study. Int. J. Eat. Disord., 32: 225–229. doi: 10.1002/eat.10025
- Issue published online: 18 JUL 2002
- Article first published online: 18 JUL 2002
- Manuscript Accepted: 28 OCT 2001
- bulimia nervosa;
- dysphoric affect;
- eating-related concerns
Limited data suggest that eating-related concerns and behaviors, disturbances in mood, and altered temperament persist following recovery from bulimia nervosa (BN).
In order to replicate and extend such findings, 11 women who were long-term recovered from BN (>1 year with no binging, purging, or restricting behaviors, normal weight, and regular menstrual cycles) were compared with 15 healthy volunteer women on the Eating Disorders Invertory-2 (EDI-2), the Beck Depression Inventory, the State Trait Anxiety Inventory, and the Multidimensional Personality Questionnaire (MPQ).
Compared with the control women, the recovered BN women showed elevated levels of the EDI-2 subscales of Drive for Thinness, Body Dissatisfaction, Ineffectiveness, Perfectionism, and Social Insecurity, greater depression and anxiety, elevated levels of the MPQ Stress Reaction dimension and the higher-order factor of Negative Emotionality, and lower levels of the MPQ Well Being and Closeness dimensions.
Core eating and weight-related concerns, dysphoric affect, social discomfort, and personality traits indicative of perfectionism persist following long-term recovery from BN. © 2002 by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Int J Eat Disord 32: 225–229, 2002.