Bipolar II affective disorder in eating disorder inpatients

Sylvia G. Simpson, Raya Al-Mufti, Arnold E. Andersen, J. Raymond Depaulo

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Abstract

We examined the association between affective disorders and eating disorders in 22 eating disorder inpatients who were interviewed using the Schedule for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia-Lifetime Version. The first series of 11 were interviewed as part of an interrater reliability study; the second series, done as follow-up to the first, consisted of 11 consecutive admissions. Overall, there were 15 bulimics and seven anorexics. Nineteen patients had a major affective disorder, and 13 (59%) had bipolar II affective disorder. Bipolar II affective disorder appears to be a common finding in hospitalized patients with severe persistent eating disorders.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)719-722
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Nervous and Mental Disease
Volume180
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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