We (2) found that 71% of 271 current subjects with eating disorders had lifetime comorbidity with at least one anxiety disorder (64% for Dr. Kaye et al.). The proportion of generalized anxiety disorder that was reported by Dr. Kaye et al. (10%) appears lower than our findings (anorexia nervosa: 45.6%, bulimia nervosa: 31.4%; all current). Converse to their finding, the eating disorders in our study group were all current, which may have affected the comorbidity rates. Given that subjects with a lifetime eating disorder (who are not currently ill) have a ratio of having no anxiety disorder to having an anxiety disorder significantly higher than for people who are currently ill (1), we wonder whether this discrepancy reflects a diagnostic bias instead of a bias of recall or a weak association with recovery. Indeed, high levels of anxiety and depressive symptoms (due to denutrition  or other factors, such as duration of illness, social disability, or preexisting trait anxiety) could lead to excessive current diagnoses of anxiety disorder.