Bulimia nervosa among methamphetamine dependent adults: association with outcomes three years after treatment.
|Title||Bulimia nervosa among methamphetamine dependent adults: association with outcomes three years after treatment.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2011|
|Authors||Glasner-Edwards, S, Mooney LJ, Marinelli-Casey P, Hillhouse M, Ang A, Rawson R|
|Date Published||2011 May|
|Keywords||Adult, Amphetamine-Related Disorders, Bulimia Nervosa, Comorbidity, Female, Follow-Up Studies, Humans, Male, Psychiatric Status Rating Scales, Severity of Illness Index, Time Factors, Treatment Outcome|
Although weight loss is among the most commonly cited reasons for using methamphetamine (MA), little is known about the association between eating disorders and treatment outcomes in this population. This study examined psychiatric, substance use, and functional outcomes of MA users (N = 526) with bulimia nervosa 3 years after treatment for MA dependence. Bulimia nervosa was observed among 2.4% (N = 13) of the participants and was associated with poorer MA use outcomes, increased health service utilization, and higher levels of functional impairment. Addressing MA use among adults with eating disorders may be helpful as a means of improving treatment outcomes.
|Alternate Journal||Eat Disord|