Tridimensional Personality Questionnaire and serotonin in bulimia nervosa.

Journal Article (Clinical Trial;Journal Article)

To determine the relationship between Tridimensional Personality Questionnaire (TPQ) scales and bulimia nervosa, TPQ scores of 27 bulimic women, age range 21-59, were compared with values for an age-matched sample of 128 normal control women drawn from the national norming sample by Przybeck. Scores for Novelty Seeking and Harm Avoidance were significantly higher, while scores for Reward Dependence were significantly lower for the bulimic women. A stepwise regression model of severity of purging on TPQ selected Novelty Seeking and a composite depression score, with Novelty Seeking being the stronger of the two predictors. Whole blood serotonin levels did not relate to TPQ scores or to purging frequency.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Waller, DA; Gullion, CM; Petty, F; Hardy, BW; Murdock, MV; Rush, AJ

Published Date

  • July 1993

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 48 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 9 - 15

PubMed ID

  • 8416020

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0165-1781

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0165-1781(93)90108-s


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Ireland