Suicide attempts in anorexia nervosa.

  title={Suicide attempts in anorexia nervosa.},
  author={Cynthia M Bulik and Laura M Thornton and Andr{\'e}a Poyastro Pinheiro and Katherine H Plotnicov and Kelly L Klump and Harry A Brandt and Steve Crawford and Manfred Maximilian Fichter and Katherine A Halmi and Craig L Johnson and Allan S. Kaplan and James E. Mitchell and Detlev O Nutzinger and Michael Strober and Janet Treasure and D Blake Woodside and Wade H. Berrettini and Walter H. Kaye},
  journal={Psychosomatic medicine},
  volume={70 3},
OBJECTIVE To explore prevalence and patterns of suicidal attempts in persons with anorexia nervosa (AN). METHODS Participants were the first 432 persons (22 male, 410 female) enrolled in the NIH funded Genetics of Anorexia Nervosa Collaborative Study. All participants had current or lifetime AN. The participants ranged in age from 16 to 76 (mean = 30.4, SD = 11.3). Suicidal behavior and intent was assessed via the Diagnostic Interview for Genetic Studies. We compared frequency and severity of… CONTINUE READING


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