101749: Eating Disorder Symptomatology and Substance Use Disorders: Prevalence And Shared Risk in A Population Based Twin Sample

Volume 43, Issue 7

About the Course:

Research shows a significant association between eating disorders (ED) and substance use disorders (SUD). The objective of this study is to examine the prevalence, chronology, and possibility of shared familial risk between SUD and ED symptomatology.

Journal/Publisher:

Wiley Interscience Journal, International Journal of Eating Disorders

Publication Date:

November 2010

Authors

Jessica H. Baker MS; Karen S. Mitchell, PhD; Michael C. Neale PhD; Kenneth S. Kendler MD

About the Authors:

Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics, Department of Psychiatry, Medical College of Virginia of Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia
Department of Psychology, Virginia Commonwealth

Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics, Department of Psychiatry, Medical College of Virginia of Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia
Department of Psychology, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia
Women’s Health Sciences Division, National Center for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, Veteran’s Affairs Boston Healthcare System, Boston, Massachusetts (as of 8/31/2009)

Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics, Department of Psychiatry, Medical College of Virginia of Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia Department of Human Genetics, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia

Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics, Department of Psychiatry, Medical College of Virginia of Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia Department of Human Genetics, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, social workers, and researchers who seek knowledge about the comorbidity between Eating Disorders and Substance Use Disorders.

Course Objectives:

  1. Summarize the available evidence suggesting a genetic overlap between eating disorders and substance use disorders.

  2. Describe the temporal relationship between Bulimia Nervosa, Anorexia Nervosa, and substance use disorders.

  3. Identify the eating disorder and substance use disorder with the highest suggested genetic overlap.

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