The presence of depression was assessed in 82 female outpatients with
anorexia nervosa and bulimia by means of a structured interview. The
Research Diagnostic Criteria for major depressive disorder were met by
55.6% of the anorexic patients and 23.6% of the bulimic patients. On the
Extracted Hamilton Depression Rating Scale, 40.7% of the patients with
anorexia and 23.6% of those with bulimia had scores in the moderately or
severely depressed range.