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Topical Section: The Effects of Trauma
Comorbidity of partial and subthreshold ptsd among men and women with eating disorders in the national comorbidity survey-replication study †
Article first published online: 18 OCT 2011
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International Journal of Eating Disorders
Volume 45, Issue 3, pages 307–315, April 2012
How to Cite
Mitchell, K. S., Mazzeo, S. E., Schlesinger, M. R., Brewerton, T. D. and Smith, B. N. (2012), Comorbidity of partial and subthreshold ptsd among men and women with eating disorders in the national comorbidity survey-replication study . Int. J. Eat. Disord., 45: 307–315. doi: 10.1002/eat.20965
- Issue published online: 8 MAR 2012
- Article first published online: 18 OCT 2011
- Manuscript Accepted: 5 SEP 2011
- MH-068520 from the National Institutes of Health Grant
- eating disorders;
The comorbidity of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and eating disorders (EDs) is high among women but has been understudied in men. Little is known about the association between partial or subthreshold PTSD and EDs among women or men.
This study included PTSD and ED data from male (n = 2,382) and female (n = 3,310) National Comorbidity Survey-Replication study participants.
The vast majority of women and men with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa (BN), and binge eating disorder (BED) reported a history of interpersonal trauma. Rates of PTSD were significantly higher among women and men with BN and BED. Subthreshold PTSD was more prevalent than threshold PTSD among women with BN and women and men with BED.
Interpersonal forms of trauma, PTSD, and subthreshold/partial PTSD, were prevalent among men and women with EDs. Findings highlight the importance of assessing for trauma and PTSD in ED patients. © 2011 by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Int J Eat Disord 2012)