PMID: 6496786Nov 1, 1984

Clinical findings in patients with anorexia nervosa and affective illness in their relatives

The American Journal of Psychiatry
E S GershonM Ebert

Abstract

The most prevalent psychiatric disorders in the families of patients with anorexia nervosa are bipolar and unipolar major affective disorder. The presence of affective disorder, self-induced vomiting, or bulimia in the patient is not predictive of affective illness in the relatives. Thus these features do not define genetic heterogeneity within anorexia nervosa. There may be genetic factors shared between anorexia nervosa and affective disorders.

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Manic Disorder
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Anorexia Symptom
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