Features of eating disorders in patients with irritable bowel syndrome

Taryn N. Tang, Brenda B. Toner, Noreen Stuckless, Kenneth L. Dion, Allan S. Kaplan, Alisha Ali

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Abstract

The relationship between characteristics of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and eating disorders (ED) was investigated in a clinical sample of 43 female and 17 male IBS patients who completed the Eating Disorder Inventory (EDI). A diagnosis of IBS was generally unrelated to the Body Dissatisfaction, Perfectionism, and Ineffectiveness subscales of the EDI, but symptom severity was correlated with Perfectionism and Ineffectiveness. Severe bouts of vomiting were significantly associated with desires for lower body weight and reported binge-purge behaviors and cognitions measured by the Bulimia subscale of the EDI. Results suggest the need for a more comprehensive understanding of both types of illness as well as a possible framework for future empirical work.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)171-178
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Psychosomatic Research
Volume45
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1998

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Equipment and Supplies
Bulimia
Cognition
Vomiting
Body Weight
Feeding and Eating Disorders
Perfectionism

Keywords

  • Eating disorders
  • Female
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Irritable bowel syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Biological Psychiatry
  • Psychology(all)

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Features of eating disorders in patients with irritable bowel syndrome. / Tang, Taryn N.; Toner, Brenda B.; Stuckless, Noreen; Dion, Kenneth L.; Kaplan, Allan S.; Ali, Alisha.

In: Journal of Psychosomatic Research, Vol. 45, No. 2, 08.1998, p. 171-178.

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Tang, Taryn N. ; Toner, Brenda B. ; Stuckless, Noreen ; Dion, Kenneth L. ; Kaplan, Allan S. ; Ali, Alisha. / Features of eating disorders in patients with irritable bowel syndrome. In: Journal of Psychosomatic Research. 1998 ; Vol. 45, No. 2. pp. 171-178.
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