Bulimia nervosa among methamphetamine dependent adults: association with outcomes three years after treatment.

TitleBulimia nervosa among methamphetamine dependent adults: association with outcomes three years after treatment.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsGlasner-Edwards, S, Mooney LJ, Marinelli-Casey P, Hillhouse M, Ang A, Rawson R
JournalEating disorders
Volume19
Issue3
Pagination259-69
Date Published2011 May
ISSN1532-530X
KeywordsAdult, Amphetamine-Related Disorders, Bulimia Nervosa, Comorbidity, Female, Follow-Up Studies, Humans, Male, Psychiatric Status Rating Scales, Severity of Illness Index, Time Factors, Treatment Outcome
Abstract

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.

DOI10.1111/j.1465-3362.2010.00271.x
Alternate JournalEat Disord

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