Mood instability contributes to impulsivity, non-suicidal self-injury, and binge eating/purging in people with anxiety disorders - Peters EM, Bowen R, Balbuena L.

OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to determine whether mood instability in people with anxiety disorders contributes to trait impulsivity, non-suicidal self-injury, and binge eating/purging. METHODS: Data were analysed from a general popula...
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