Eating Disorder and Schizophrenia

Hiroyasu Shiraishi*, Junzo Koizumi, Toshihito Suzuki, Naomi Yamaguchi, Katsuyoshi Mizukami, Masashi Hori, Yoshiro Tanaka

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Abstract: Five cases with eating disorders (one case with anorexia nervosa alone, 4 cases with anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa) complicated with schizophrenia and 3 cases of bulimia nervosa complicated with schizophrenia were reported. The eating disorders and schizophrenia were diagnosed according to the diagnostic criteria of DSM‐III‐R. As to the type of schizophrenia, 4 patients were of an undifferentiated type and 4 cases were of a disorganized type. Regarding the prepsychotic personality, 6 of the 8 cases showed schizothyme personality traits. All the patients showed depressive symptoms which are relatively common in eating disorders. In all the patients, significant social or school life difflculties persisted and a resumption of premorbid functioning was not seen. The possibility of an afflnity between anorexia nervosa and schizophrenia was discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)859-868
Number of pages10
JournalPsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1992 Dec
Externally publishedYes


  • anorexia newosa
  • bulimia nervosa
  • complication
  • eating disorders
  • schizophrenia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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