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Correlates of Self-Induced Vomiting and Laxative Misuse in a Community Sample of Women

Mond, J M; Hay, Phillipa J; Owen, Cathy; Mitchell, James; Rodgers, Bryan


The correlates of self-induced vomiting and laxative misuse were examined in a large community sample of young adult women (N = 5255). Scores on measures of eating disorder psychopathology, general psychological distress, functional impairment, as well as the use of health services for an eating or weight problem were compared among participants who reported regular self-induced vomiting, but not laxative misuse (N = 59), and those who reported regular misuse of laxatives, but not vomiting (N =...[Show more]

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Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease
DOI: 10.1097/01.nmd.0000195310.38655.19


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