Anorexia nervosa: a study of 34 twin pairs and one set of triplets
In a collaborative study between St George's and the Maudsley Hospitals, 34 pairs of twins and one set of triplets were identified in which the proband had anorexia nervosa. The diagnosis was based on standard criteria and zygosity was established by blood group analysis or by use of the physical resemblance questionnaire. In the 30 female twin pairs, 9/16 of the monozygotic (MZ) and 1/14 of the dizygotic (DZ) pairs were concordant for anorexia nervosa. Three of the non-anorexia co-twins had other psychiatric illnesses, and two had minor eating disorders. None of the male co-twins had anorexia nervosa.
Personality, perfectionism, and attitudes toward eating in parents of individuals with eating disorders
Coming to terms with risk factors for eating disorders: application of risk terminology and suggestions for a general taxonomy
Functional variants of the serotonin receptor type 3A and B gene are associated with eating disorders
Chromosomes in anorexia nervosa. A study of 47 cases including a population-based group: a research note
Specificity of eating disorders diagnoses in families of probands with anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa
Further evidence of association of OPRD1 & HTR1D polymorphisms with susceptibility to anorexia nervosa
Complex segregation analysis of obsessive-compulsive disorder in 141 families of eating disorder probands, with and without obsessive-compulsive disorder
Usefulness of twin studies for exploring the etiology of childhood and adolescent psychiatric disorders
Association between prenatal maternal infection and disordered eating behaviours in adolescence: a UK population-based prospective birth cohort study
No evidence for involvement of polymorphisms of the dopamine D4 receptor gene in anorexia nervosa, underweight, and obesity
Background factors in anorexia nervosa : A controlled study of 51 teenage cases including a population sample
Value of family background and clinical features as predictors of long-term outcome in anorexia nervosa: four-year follow-up study of 41 patients
A longitudinal study of gross body composition and body conformation and their association with food and activity in a teen-age population. Views of teen-age subjects on body conformation, food and activity
Anorexia nervosa (AN) is a psychiatric condition characterized by severe weight loss and secondary problems associated with malnutrition. Here is the latest research on AN.