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Table 1 Baseline demographics and clinical characteristics for the antidepressant and no antidepressants groups

From: A preliminary exploration of the effect of concurrent antidepressant medication on responses to high-frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) in severe, enduring anorexia nervosa

  Antidepressants (n = 16) No antidepressants (n = 10) Group comparison
Age (years) (mean ± SD) 29.56 ± 9.15 33.20 ± 13.29 U = 64.5, z = 0.82, p = 0.413
Illness duration (years) (mean ± SD) 14.16 ± 9.38 19.40 ± 14.13 U = 61.5, z = 0.98, p = 0.328
AN-R / AN-BP (n) 10 / 6 6 / 4 χ2(1) = 0.02, p = 0.899
BMI (kg/m2) (mean ± SD) 16.36 ± 1.50 15.95 ± 1.85 t(24) = −0.62, p = 0.540
EDE-Q Global (mean ± SD) 4.31 ± 0.82 3.64 ± 1.58 t(24) = − 1.45, p = 0.164
EDE-Q Restraint (mean ± SD) 4.20 ± 1.34 3.42 ± 1.86 t(24) = − 1.25, p = 0.225
EDE-Q Eating Concern (mean ± SD) 3.69 ± 0.80 3.28 ± 1.88 t(24) = − 0.77, p = 0.449
EDE-Q Shape Concern (mean ± SD) 4.83 ± 1.02 4.08 ± 1.68 U = 59, z = − 1.11, p = 0.266
EDE-Q Weight Concern (mean ± SD) 4.53 ± 0.98 3.78 ± 1.64 t(24) = − 1.46, p = 0.157
DASS-21 Total (mean ± SD) 74.00 ± 24.61 62.60 ± 29.33 t(24) = − 1.07, p = 0.296
DASS-21 Depression (mean ± SD) 29.13 ± 9.72 22.00 ± 10.71 t(24) = − 1.75, p = 0.093
DASS-21 Anxiety (mean ± SD) 17.38 ± 10.22 12.60 ± 10.96 t(24) = − 1.13, p = 0.865
  1. Abbreviations: SD Standard deviation, AN-R Anorexia nervosa restricting type, AN-BP Anorexia nervosa binge-eating/purging type, n Number, BMI Body mass index, EDE-Q Eating Disorder Examination – Questionnaire, DASS-21 Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scales – Version 21
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