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Impulsivity or comorbidity in bulimia nervosa. A controlled study of deliberate self-harm and alcohol and drug misuse in a community sample.

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BACKGROUND: Studies showing high rates of alcohol and drug misuse and deliberate self-harm in bulimia nervosa have led some authors to call for a distinct diagnostic subgroup, sometimes termed "multi-impulsive bulimia". However, these studies have been uncontrolled and of clinic samples and may be subject to sampling bias. METHOD: One hundred and two women with DSM-III-R bulimia nervosa were compared with 204 normal controls and 102 controls with other psychiatric disorders, all recruited fro...

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10.1192/bjp.169.4.451

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
Journal:
The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science
Volume:
169
Issue:
4
Pages:
451-458
Publication date:
1996-10-05
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EISSN:
1472-1465
ISSN:
0007-1250
URN:
uuid:4a36543e-fe72-41d5-bb6e-fd0b5e22af5b
Source identifiers:
205517
Local pid:
pubs:205517

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