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Analysis of shared heritability in common disorders of the brain
TLDR
It is demonstrated that, in the general population, the personality trait neuroticism is significantly correlated with almost every psychiatric disorder and migraine, and it is shown that both psychiatric and neurological disorders have robust correlations with cognitive and personality measures.
Preventing weight gain in first year college students: an online intervention to prevent the "freshman fifteen".
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The effectiveness and feasibility of an online intervention to prevent weight gain among college students was demonstrated and the combined intervention group had lower BMIs at post-testing than the other three groups.
Body dissatisfaction in women across the lifespan: results of the UNC-SELF and Gender and Body Image (GABI) studies.
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A positive linear association between preferred silhouette and age remained after stratification by BMI, and a significant inverse linear association of silhouette discrepancy score and age was found only prior to stratifying by BMI.
Effects of reducing the frequency and duration criteria for binge eating on lifetime prevalence of bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder: implications for DSM-5.
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The proposed changes to the DSM-5 binge eating frequency and duration criteria would allow for better detection of binge eating pathology without resulting in a markedly higher lifetime prevalence of BN or BED.
A genome-wide association study of anorexia nervosa
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The accrual of large genotyped AN case-control samples should be an immediate priority for the field, suggesting that true findings exist but the sample, the largest yet reported, was underpowered for their detection.
An evaluation of the reliability and construct validity of eating disorder measures in white and black women.
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Results suggest scores are likely not equivalent across races for several popular measures of eating disorder symptoms and risk factors.
Sleep problems are associated with binge eating in women.
TLDR
Empirical support is offered for an independent association between sleep problems and BE, which is likely due to complex psychological, biological, neuroendocrine, and metabolic factors.
Effects of a reality TV cosmetic surgery makeover program on eating disordered attitudes and behaviors.
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Women in the cosmetic surgery program group who reported higher internalization of the thin-ideal at baseline manifested lower self-esteem at posttesting, which seems to be especially applicable for White women.
The genetics of eating disorders.
TLDR
An in-depth review of the scientific literature on the genetics of anorexia nervosa, BN, and BED including extant studies, emerging hypotheses, future directions, and clinical implications is provided.
Schizophrenia genetics: where next?
TLDR
For the first time in the complex and frustrating history of inquiry into the genetics ofSCZ, empirical data about the genetic basis of SCZ that implicate specific loci are available and can be used to plan the next steps forward.
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