Alexithymia and depression in eating disorders.

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Title
Alexithymia and depression in eating disorders.
Journal
Psychiatry Research
Author(s)
Corcos M., Guilbaud O., Speranza M., Paterniti S., Loas G., Stephan P., Jeammet P.
ISSN
0165-1781 (Print)
ISSN-L
0165-1781
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2000
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
93
Number
3
Pages
263-266
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Comparative Study ; Journal ArticlePublication Status: ppublish
Abstract
We compared alexithymia and depression ratings for non-hospitalized women meeting DSM-IV criteria for anorexia nervosa (n=32) and bulimia nervosa (n=32) to ratings for healthy women (n=74). Alexithymia was evaluated by the Toronto Alexithymia Scale (TAS-20) and depression by the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HAD). TAS and HAD scores were significantly higher in anorexic compared to bulimic patients, although these two scales were significantly and positively correlated (r=0.53, P=0.001). After taking depression into account as a confounding variable, rates of alexithymia did not vary according to the type of eating disorder (anorexia or bulimia).
Keywords
Adolescent, Adult, Affective Symptoms/diagnosis, Affective Symptoms/psychology, Anorexia Nervosa/diagnosis, Anorexia Nervosa/psychology, Bulimia/diagnosis, Bulimia/psychology, Depressive Disorder/diagnosis, Depressive Disorder/psychology, Female, Humans, Personality Inventory/statistics & numerical data, Reproducibility of Results
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