Prevalence of and familial influences on purging disorder in a community sample of female twins.

@article{MunnChernoff2015PrevalenceOA,
  title={Prevalence of and familial influences on purging disorder in a community sample of female twins.},
  author={Melissa A Munn-Chernoff and Pamela K Keel and Kelly L Klump and Julia D. Grant and Kathleen K Bucholz and Pamela A. F. Madden and A Christopher Heath and Alexis E. Duncan},
  journal={The International journal of eating disorders},
  year={2015},
  volume={48 6},
  pages={601-6}
}
OBJECTIVE Purging disorder (PD) was recently included as an otherwise specified feeding or eating disorder (OSFED) in the DSM-5; however, limited information is available on its prevalence, and its etiology is unknown. METHOD Data from 1,790 monozygotic and 1,440 dizygotic European American female twins (age range = 18-29 years) from the Missouri Adolescent Female Twin Study were used to investigate prevalence and familial influences for PD. A structured clinical interview assessed lifetime… CONTINUE READING
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