Relevance of the 5-HTTLPR polymorphism and childhood abuse to increased psychiatric comorbidity in women with bulimia-spectrum disorders.

@article{Richardson2008RelevanceOT,
  title={Relevance of the 5-HTTLPR polymorphism and childhood abuse to increased psychiatric comorbidity in women with bulimia-spectrum disorders.},
  author={Jodie Richardson and Howard Steiger and Norbert Schmitz and Ridha Joober and Kenneth R Bruce and Mimi Israel and Lise Gauvin and Ann{\'e}lie S. Anestin and Cathy Dandurand and Heidi Howard and Rosherrie de Guzman},
  journal={The Journal of clinical psychiatry},
  year={2008},
  volume={69 6},
  pages={981-90}
}
OBJECTIVE Individuals with bulimia nervosa have been shown to display heterogeneous profiles of comorbid psychiatric disturbance, possibly due to varying degrees of genetic and environmental vulnerability. Using information about comorbid psychiatric disturbances, we developed an empirically based classification of individuals with bulimia-spectrum disorders, and then explored whether or not the resulting phenotypes corresponded to variations in the serotonin transporter promoter polymorphism… CONTINUE READING