Axis II comorbidity of normal-weight bulimia

Mary C. Zanarini*, Frances R. Frankenburg, Harrison G. Pope, James I. Hudson, Deborah Yurgelun-Todd, Colleen J. Cicchetti

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The axis II comorbidity of 34 women with active bulimia, 18 women with remitted bulimia, and 20 women with a history of major depression was assessed blind to axis I diagnosis using the Diagnostic Interview for Personality Disorders (DIPD), a semistructured interview of demonstrated reliability. Fifty percent of the active bulimic subjects, 44% of the remitted bulimic subjects, and 35% of the depressed controls met DSM-III criteria for at least one axis II disorder. Despite the generally higher prevalance of axis II pathology in both bulimic groups than depressed controls, these between-group differences did not reach significance. The clinical implications of these findings are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)20-24
Number of pages5
JournalComprehensive Psychiatry
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Biological Psychiatry
  • Psychology(all)

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    Zanarini, M. C., Frankenburg, F. R., Pope, H. G., Hudson, J. I., Yurgelun-Todd, D., & Cicchetti, C. J. (1990). Axis II comorbidity of normal-weight bulimia. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 31(1), 20-24.