Is major depressive disorder of dysthymia more strongly associated with bulimia nervosa?

Marisol Perez, Thomas E. Joiner, Peter M. Lewinsohn

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Abstract

Objective: Research on adult samples has found that the comorbidity between depression and eating disorders exceeds the comorbidity of any other Axis I disorder and eating disorders. Few studies have investigated the specific associations of major depression versus dysthymia with eating disorders. Method: This sample consisted of 937 adolescents who were repeatedly assessed until the age of 24. Results: Analyses revealed that dysthymia was a stronger correlate with bulimia than major depression, even while controlling for other mood disorders and a history of depression and dysthymia. Conclusions: The presence of dysthymia in adolescence might be a possible risk factor for the development of bulimia nervosa.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)55-61
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Eating Disorders
Volume36
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2004
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Bulimia
  • Depression
  • Dysthymia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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