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Eating disorders in patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder: Prevalence and clinical correlates
  • Universidade de São Paulo (USP)
  • South Methodist University
  • Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP)
  • Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ)
  • Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE)
  • 0276-3478
  • 1098-108X
Objective: The objective is to evaluate the prevalence and associated clinical characteristics of eating disorders (ED) in patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Method: This is a cross-sectional study comparing 815 patients with OCD. Participants were assessed with structured interviews and scales: SCID-I, Y-BOCS, (Int J Eat Disord 2010; 43:315-325) Dimensional Y-BOCS, BABS, Beck Depression and Anxiety Inventories. Results: Ninety-two patients (11.3%) presented the following EDs: binge-eating disorders [= 59 (7.2%)], bulimia nervosa [= 16 (2.0%)], or anorexia nervosa [= 17 (2.1%)]. Compared to OCD patients without ED (OCD-Non-ED), OCD-ED patients were more likely to be women with previous psychiatric treatment. Mean total scores in Y-BOCS, Dimensional Y-BOCS, and BABS were similar within groups. However, OCD-ED patients showed higher lifetime prevalence of comorbid conditions, higher anxiety and depression scores, and higher frequency of suicide attempts than did the OCD-Non-ED group. Primarily diagnosed OCD patients with comorbid ED may be associated with higher clinical severity. Discussion: Future longitudinal studies should investigate dimensional correlations between OCD and ED. © 2009 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
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International Journal of Eating Disorders, v. 43, n. 4, p. 315-325, 2010.
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  • Anorexia nervosa
  • Binge-eating disorder
  • Bulimia nervosa
  • Comorbidity
  • Eating disorders
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive spectrum
  • anorexia nervosa
  • anxiety disorder
  • binge eating disorder
  • bulimia
  • clinical assessment
  • clinical feature
  • comorbidity
  • controlled study
  • depression
  • disease association
  • disease severity
  • female
  • human
  • major clinical study
  • male
  • obsessive compulsive disorder
  • onset age
  • prevalence
  • priority journal
  • psychiatric treatment
  • suicide attempt
  • Adult
  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Binge-Eating Disorder
  • Body Mass Index
  • Brazil
  • Bulimia Nervosa
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Personality Inventory
  • Psychometrics
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