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J Nerv Ment Dis. 1992 Nov;180(11):719-22.

Bipolar II affective disorder in eating disorder inpatients.

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  • 1Department of Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland.


We examined the association between affective disorders and eating disorders in 22 eating disorder inpatients who were interviewed using the Schedule for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia-Lifetime Version. The first series of 11 were interviewed as part of an interrater reliability study; the second series, done as follow-up to the first, consisted of 11 consecutive admissions. Overall, there were 15 bulimics and seven anorexics. Nineteen patients had a major affective disorder, and 13 (59%) had bipolar II affective disorder. Bipolar II affective disorder appears to be a common finding in hospitalized patients with severe persistent eating disorders.

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