The relationship between binge eating disorder and non-purging bulimia nervosa

C. E. Ramacciotti, E. Coli, R. Paoli, G. Gabriellini, F. Schulte, S. Castrogiovanni, L. Dell'Osso, P. E. Garfinkel

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Aims. To further investigate the differentiation between non-purging bulimia nervosa (BN-NP) and binge eating disorder (BED), particularly as concerns weight-shape overconcern affecting self-esteem, a core belief to both anorexia and bulimia nervosa. Methods. Twenty-five female subjects with BN-NP and 25 female subjects with BED, consecutively referred to the Eating Disorder Unit of the DPPhNB, were administered the BEDCI, the EDI-2 and the BUT. Results. BED patients had a higher BMI (35.5 vs. 23.8 kg/m2, p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8-12
Number of pages5
JournalEating and Weight Disorders
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2005


  • Binge-eating
  • Bulimia
  • Self-esteem
  • Weight-shape concerns

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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