publication . Article . 2004

Suicide attempts and clinical severity of eating disorders : an exploratory study

Machado, Paulo P. P.; Gonçalves, Sónia; Machado, Bárbara César; Torres, António Roma; Brandão, Isabel;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2004
The present study examines whether eating disorders patients with suicide attempts present differences in disordered eating and clinical traits compared to those without suicide attempts. Method: 144 patients with eating disorders (65 anorexia nervosa and 79 bulimia nervosa) completed the Eating Disorders Inventory (EDI; Garner, Omstead & Polivy, 1983), the Symptom Checklist - 90- Revised (SCL-90; Derrogatis, 1977), and a questionnaire to assess eating behaviors and attitudes, information regarding suicide behaviors and other related traits (PQB and TIB, Cost B6, 1994). Results: Eating disorder patients with suicide attempts differed from there peers regarding t...
free text keywords: Eating disorders, Suicide attempts, Anorexia nervosa, Bulimia nervosa
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