Bulimia and Depression

  title={Bulimia and Depression},
  author={Timothy Walsh and Steven P. Roose and Alexander H. Glassman and Madeline M. Gladis and C Sadik},
  journal={Psychosomatic Medicine},
&NA; In recent years several lines of evidence have emerged suggesting that eating disorders in general, and bulimia in particular, are in some way linked to affective illness. However, there are few data on the frequency of affective syndromes among patients who have anorexia nervosa or bulimia. This report describes the results of semistructured interviews using the Schedule for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia (SADS) to evaluate the frequency of the current and lifetime diagnoses of… 
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