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Objective and subjective bulimic episodes in the classification of bulimic-type eating disorders: Another nail in the coffin of a problematic distinction

Mond, Jonathon M.; Latner, JD; Hay, Phillipa J.; Owen, Cathy; Rodgers, Bryan


We sought to further explore the validity of the distinction between objective bulimic episodes (OBEs) and subjective bulimic episodes (SBEs) in the study of bulimic-type eating disorders. Drawing on data obtained at the second, interview phase of a large-scale epidemiological study, we identified mutually exclusive subgroups of women with bulimic-type eating disorders who engaged in regular OBEs but not SBEs (n = 37) or regular SBEs but not OBEs (n = 52). These subgroups were compared on a...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Behaviour Research and Therapy
DOI: 10.1016/j.brat.2010.03.020


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