There has been recent interest in the possibility of dividing bulimia nervosa into two subtypes based on the method of weight prevention utilized by the individual. In an attempt to see if such a division is justified, this study compared 54 purging bulimics with 69 nonpurging bulimics ascertained from a population‐based register of Virginia female twins. A bulimic was defined as a “purger” if she engaged in vomiting or laxative abuse. These two groups were examined on a variety of demographic, weight, and personality measures after controlling for the presence of obesity. No significant differences were found between the two groups on any of the variables examined. © 1993 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||International Journal of Eating Disorders|
|State||Published - Apr 1993|