Send to

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse. 1984;10(3):461-6.

Diagnosing alcoholism in patients with anorexia nervosa.


A group of 15 patients being treated for anorexia nervosa were diagnostically examined for alcoholism. Using Landeen's diagnostic questionnaire, it was found that 33% scored "likely" and another 27% scored "uncertain" for alcoholism with the rest "unlikely." This is a significantly higher rate than for the general population where 8.2% of those over the age of 14 are reported as problem drinkers including alcoholics. 67% of the subjects also reported drinking problems among relatives which is comparable to any group of diagnosed alcoholics. It is speculated that anorexia nervosa can be an addictive process with similarities to other addictions including alcoholism.

[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Loading ...
    Support Center