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Family histories of anxiety in overweight men and women with binge eating disorder: A preliminary investigation.
Compr Psychiatry. 2015 Oct; 62:161-9.CP

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

A preliminary examination of the significance of family histories of anxiety in the expression of binge eating disorder (BED) and associated functioning.

METHODS

Participants were 166 overweight patients with BED assessed using diagnostic interviews. Participants were administered a structured psychiatric history interview about their first-degree relatives (parents, siblings, children) (N=897) to determine lifetime diagnoses of DSM-IV anxiety disorders and completed a battery of questionnaires assessing current and historical eating and weight variables and associated psychological functioning (depression).

RESULTS

BED patients with a family history of anxiety disorder were significantly more likely than BED patients without a family history of anxiety disorder to have lifetime diagnoses of anxiety disorders and mood disorders but not substance use disorders. A family history of anxiety was not significantly associated with timing or sequencing of age at onset of anxiety disorder, binge eating, dieting, or obesity, or with variability in current levels of binge eating, eating disorder psychopathology, or psychological functioning.

CONCLUSIONS

Although replication with direct interview method is needed, our preliminary findings suggest that a family history of anxiety confers greater risk for comorbid anxiety and mood disorders but is largely unrelated to the development of binge eating, dieting, or obesity and unrelated to variability in eating disorder psychopathology or psychological functioning in overweight patients with BED.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Psychology, Furman University, Greenville, SC, United States. Electronic address: Kerstin.Blomquist@Furman.Edu.Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, United States; Department of Psychology, Yale University, New Haven, CT, United States.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

26343481

Citation

Blomquist, Kerstin K., and Carlos M. Grilo. "Family Histories of Anxiety in Overweight Men and Women With Binge Eating Disorder: a Preliminary Investigation." Comprehensive Psychiatry, vol. 62, 2015, pp. 161-9.
Blomquist KK, Grilo CM. Family histories of anxiety in overweight men and women with binge eating disorder: A preliminary investigation. Compr Psychiatry. 2015;62:161-9.
Blomquist, K. K., & Grilo, C. M. (2015). Family histories of anxiety in overweight men and women with binge eating disorder: A preliminary investigation. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 62, 161-9. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.comppsych.2015.07.007
Blomquist KK, Grilo CM. Family Histories of Anxiety in Overweight Men and Women With Binge Eating Disorder: a Preliminary Investigation. Compr Psychiatry. 2015;62:161-9. PubMed PMID: 26343481.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Family histories of anxiety in overweight men and women with binge eating disorder: A preliminary investigation. AU - Blomquist,Kerstin K, AU - Grilo,Carlos M, Y1 - 2015/07/17/ PY - 2015/03/03/received PY - 2015/07/06/revised PY - 2015/07/14/accepted PY - 2015/9/8/entrez PY - 2015/9/8/pubmed PY - 2016/5/11/medline SP - 161 EP - 9 JF - Comprehensive psychiatry JO - Compr Psychiatry VL - 62 N2 - OBJECTIVE: A preliminary examination of the significance of family histories of anxiety in the expression of binge eating disorder (BED) and associated functioning. METHODS: Participants were 166 overweight patients with BED assessed using diagnostic interviews. Participants were administered a structured psychiatric history interview about their first-degree relatives (parents, siblings, children) (N=897) to determine lifetime diagnoses of DSM-IV anxiety disorders and completed a battery of questionnaires assessing current and historical eating and weight variables and associated psychological functioning (depression). RESULTS: BED patients with a family history of anxiety disorder were significantly more likely than BED patients without a family history of anxiety disorder to have lifetime diagnoses of anxiety disorders and mood disorders but not substance use disorders. A family history of anxiety was not significantly associated with timing or sequencing of age at onset of anxiety disorder, binge eating, dieting, or obesity, or with variability in current levels of binge eating, eating disorder psychopathology, or psychological functioning. CONCLUSIONS: Although replication with direct interview method is needed, our preliminary findings suggest that a family history of anxiety confers greater risk for comorbid anxiety and mood disorders but is largely unrelated to the development of binge eating, dieting, or obesity and unrelated to variability in eating disorder psychopathology or psychological functioning in overweight patients with BED. SN - 1532-8384 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/26343481/Family_histories_of_anxiety_in_overweight_men_and_women_with_binge_eating_disorder:_A_preliminary_investigation_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0010-440X(15)00120-0 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -