Characteristics of Suicide Attempts in Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa: A Case–Control Study

Guillaume, S., Jaussent, I., Olie, E., Genty, C., Bringer, J., Courtet, P.,et al. (2011).
PLoS One, 6(8), e23578.

Compared to other eating disorders, anorexia nervosa (AN) has the highest rates of completed suicide whereas suicide attempt rates are similar or lower than in bulimia nervosa (BN). Attempted suicide is a key predictor of suicide, thus this mismatch is intriguing. We sought to explore whether the clinical characteristics of suicidal acts differ between suicide attempters with AN, BN or without an eating disorders (ED).

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