This study is about comparison of MMPI-2 profile patterns of patients suffering from anorexia
nervosa and bilimia nervosa. For the study, I analyzed MMPI-2 profile features of 52 patients
in a university hospital located in Seoul, 18 with anorexia nervosa and 34 with bulimia
nervosa, whose diagnosis was supported through diagnosis by psychiatrists and general
psychological assessment to look into their comprehensivemental characteristics and clinical
patterns. There were no significant differences between the two groups in clinical scales, but in
both groups, scales of Hs, D, Pd, Pt, Sc, Pt and Si rose 60T points or higher. In lower scales,
SOD, Si2 and SOD1 scales rose higher in patients with anorexia nervosa than in those with
bilimia nervosa. In patients with bilimia nervosa, RC4 and DISC scales increased significantly.
In addition, SOD1, INTR, DISC and D3 scales out of small scales distinguished patients with
eating disorders. In additional BDI, a severe depression showed in patients with anorexia
nervosa. A moderate depression was reported from patients with bilimia nervosa, but there
were no significant differences between the two groups. Finally, there was discussion about
limitations of this study and proposals for follow-up studies.