Year: 1993 Source: Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, v.87, no.6, (June 1993), p.389-394 SIEC No: 19930830

This study compares 58% normal weight DSM-III-R bulimia nervosa patients with 27 normal controls on measures of bulimia nervosa, depression, impulsivity, obsessionality and impulse control (dyscontrol) behaviours. Patients scored higher than controls on all these measures. The concept of impulsivity is critically reviewed and newer concepts linking obsessionality and impulsivity are explored. (38 refs.)