This research project compares anorexic and bulimic subjects to a general psychiatric population and to each other in an attempt to identify significant differences between the groups on personality variables. A relatively new and recently revised assessment tool, the Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory-II is used to assess the personality styles of the anorexic and bulimic samples as well as to compare these profiles to that of a general psychiatric population. The results of the personality assessment suggests that the anorexic and bulimic subjects do exhibit significant differences from the general psychiatric population but do not differ significantly from each other, leading to the recommendation that in relation to personality style, the disorders of anorexia and bulimia be viewed as one general group for personality diagnosis and treatment recommendations.
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