Year: 2002 Source: International Journal of Eating Disorders, v.31, no.2, (March 2002), p.191-201 SIEC No: 20060990

136 treatment-seeking women were followed prospectively for 8-12 years to compare those with restricting anorexia nervosa & those with binge/purge anorexia nervosa on measures of impulsivity, course, & outcome. There were no differences between the two groups on measures of suicide attempts or gestures. In the 3-way analyses, there were significant associations for history of drug abuse & history of suicide attempts/gestures, as well as trend-level associations for history of alcohol abuse & kleptomania. Findings of this study do not support the current subtyping system. (33 refs.)