Year: 1991 Source: Adolescence, v.26, no.103, (Fall 1991), p.687-696 SIEC No: 19911268

The present study utilized the Rorschach to contrast 12 DSM-III-R diagnosed adolescent bulimics with 12 female adolescent controls. Measures were taken of thought disturbance, depression, suicidality, coping style, anger & negativity. Bulimics were found to be more depressed, self-punitive & negativistic than their peers. The authors argue that the severity of these symptoms increase if left untreated & thus make recommendations for early symptom identification & intervention. (32 refs.)