Are there common familial influences for major depressive disorder and an overeating–binge eating dimension in both European American and African American Female twins?

#bipolardisorder #zen

MedWorm: Binge Eating Disorder
Are there common familial influences for major depressive disorder and an overeating–binge eating dimension in both European American and African American Female twins?
We examined the extent to which familial (i.e., genetic and shared environmental) influences overlapped between Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) and OE‐BE in a population‐based sample and whether these influences were similar across racial/ethnic groups.
MethodParticipants included 3,226 European American (EA) and 550 African American (AA) young adult women from the Missouri Adolescent Female Twin Study. An adaptation of the Semi‐Structured Assessment for the Genetics of Alcoholism (SSAGA) was administered to assess lifetime DSM‐IV MDD and OE‐BE. Quantitative genetic modeling was used to estimate familial influences between both phenotypes; all models controlled for age.
ResultsThe best‐fitting model, which combined racial/ethnic groups, found that additive genetic influences ac…

Boise Bipolar Center, Charles K. Bunch, Ph.D, Boise Idaho Therapist Mental health photo 2168_zps680c452f.jpg

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s