A Transdiagnostic Approach to Understanding Eating Disorders

Wade, Tracey D., Bergin, Jacqueline L., Martin, Nicholas G., Gillespie, Nathan A. and Fairburn, Christopher G. (2006) A Transdiagnostic Approach to Understanding Eating Disorders. Journal of Nervous And Mental Disease, 194 7: 510-517. doi:10.1097/01.nmd.0000225067.42191.b0

Author Wade, Tracey D.
Bergin, Jacqueline L.
Martin, Nicholas G.
Gillespie, Nathan A.
Fairburn, Christopher G.
Title A Transdiagnostic Approach to Understanding Eating Disorders
Journal name Journal of Nervous And Mental Disease   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0022-3018
Publication date 2006
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1097/01.nmd.0000225067.42191.b0
Volume 194
Issue 7
Start page 510
End page 517
Total pages 8
Editor E. B. Brody
Place of publication Philadelphia, U.S.A.
Publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Collection year 2006
Language eng
Subject C1
321205 Nutrition and Dietetics
730218 Social structure and health
Abstract Categorical models dominate the eating disorder field, but the tandem use of categorical and dimensional models has been proposed. A transdiagnostic dimensional model, number of lifetime eating disorder behaviors (LEDB), was examined with respect to (1) its relationship to a variety of indicators of the individual's functioning, (2) the degree to which it was influenced by genetic and environmental risk factors, and (3) exposure to specific environmental risk factors. Data from self-report and interview from 1002 female twins (mean age = 34.91 years, SD = 2.09) were examined. While 15.4% women met criteria for a lifetime eating disorder, 29% had at least one LEDB. The dimensional measure provided an indicator of associated functioning, and was influenced primarily by the nonshared environment. The number of LEDB was associated with the degree of impaired functioning. This impairment was associated with conflict between parents and criticism from parents when growing up.
Keyword Clinical Neurology
Eating Disorder Behaviors
Genetic Epidemiology
Environmental Risk-factors
Q-Index Code C1

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