Self-harm and substance use in a community sample of Black and White women with binge eating disorder or bulimia nervosa
Version of Record online: 17 OCT 2002
Copyright © 2002 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
International Journal of Eating Disorders
Volume 32, Issue 4, pages 389–400, December 2002
How to Cite
Dohm, F.-A., Striegel-Moore, R. H., Wilfley, D. E., Pike, K. M., Hook, J. and 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. Int. J. Eat. Disord., 32: 389–400. doi: 10.1002/eat.10104
- Issue online: 17 OCT 2002
- Version of Record online: 17 OCT 2002
- Manuscript Accepted: 5 AUG 2002
- substance use;
- Black and White women;
- binge eating disorder;
- 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.