Skip to main content

Familiality and Heritability of Binge Eating Disorder: Results of a Case-Control Family Study and a Twin Study: Provided by International Journal of Eating Disorders

To help ensure your CEs are relevant to your practice, we regularly retire courses that are no longer current. This course has been retired. It is no longer available.

We add new courses all the time. Try these categories:

About the Course:

Abstract
Objective:
To estimate the familiality and heritability of binge eating disorder (BED).
Method:
We used a new ACE structural equation model to estimate heritability from a case-control family study of BED conducted in the Boston area. The sample consisted of 150 overweight/obese probands with lifetime BED by DSM-IV criteria, 150 overweight/obese probands without lifetime BED, and 888 of their first-degree relatives. We compared our findings with those from a study of binge eating (in the absence of compensatory behaviors) among 7,831 Norwegian twins.
Results:
The prevalence of BED differed by sex and by age. In the case-control family study, BED was found to aggregate in families, and heritability was estimated as 57% (CI: 30-77%). Including shared environment did not substantially improve the model’s fit, nor did allowing sex-specific heritability. Findings from the twin study were similar.
Conclusion:
BED appears to aggregate in families and have a significant genetic component.

This course is based on the reading-based online, Familiality and Heritability of Binge Eating Disorder: Results of a Case-Control Family Study and a Twin Study: Provided by International Journal of Eating Disorders created by Kristin N. Javaras, PhD, Nan M. Laird, PhD, Ted Reichborn-Kjennerud, MD, Cynthia M. Bulik, PhD, Harrison G. Pope Jr, MD, and James I. Hudson, MD, ScD in 0.

Journal/Publisher:

International Journal of Eating Disorders/Wiley InterScience

Publication Date:

March 2008, Volume 41, Issue 2

Course Material Authors

Kristin N. Javaras, PhD

Department of Biostatistics, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts and Biological Psychiatry Laboratory, McLean Hospital, Belmont, Massachusetts

Nan M. Laird, PhD

Department of Biostatistics, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts

Ted Reichborn-Kjennerud, MD

Division of Mental Health, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo, Norway
and Institute of Psychiatry, University of Oslo, Norway

Cynthia M. Bulik, PhD

Department of Psychiatry, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina
and Department of Nutrition, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Harrison G. Pope Jr, MD

Biological Psychiatry Laboratory, McLean Hospital, Belmont, Massachusetts
and Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts

James I. Hudson, MD, ScD

Biological Psychiatry Laboratory, McLean Hospital, Belmont, Massachusetts
and Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts

Course Creator

Keith Gibson, Ph.D.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, addiction counselors, officers of the court, and nurses who seek knowledge about suicidal behavior in adolescents. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Explain that ACE models partition the variance of a trait into three sources: additive genetic effects (A), shared or common environment effects ©, and unique environment effects (E).

  2. Recognize that ACE models, although most commonly used with twin data, can also be used with more general family data.

  3. State whether binge eating disorder is heritable.

Use our CE Approvals tool to look up your state requirements and how CE-Credit.com can help you meet them, or log in to your member account to show approvals relevant to your licensure.

American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders (AAHCPAD)

1 credit hour

More Info

American Psychological Association (APA)

1 credit hour

CE Learning Systems is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CE Learning Systems maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

More Info

Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)

1 ce credit hour

More Info

NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC)

1 credit hour

More Info

National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

1 credit hour

More Info

National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)

0.5 credit hours

CE Learning Systems, service provider of CE-Credit.com has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5951. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. CE Learning Systems is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

More Info

Course Article

Wiley Online may charge a small fee to access this material. Any such fee is charged by Wiley, not us.

Exam Questions

All exam questions for the course are visible on this page for members of CE-Credit.com.

Membership is free, and you can sign up today! You'll only pay when you're ready to purchase a course, or if you take advantage of the Unlimited Package.

If you're already a member, please log in to see the exam questions for this and all other courses.

FAQs

  • Is this course approved for my continuing education requirements?

    Check the CE Approvals above, or Find Your State Board for more detailed information.

  • Do you have special accommodations for my disability (ADA)?

    Please contact us! We would be happy to accommodate your needs right away, and your input will help us make CE-Credit.com more accessible for future users too.

  • How do I enroll in this course?

    Use the Take This Course button and just follow the instructions! You don't pay anything until you're ready to take an exam.

  • What do I have to do to complete the course?

    To complete the course, review the course objectives, then review the material, and then pass the exam with a score of 75% or greater and lastly complete an evaluation.

  • How do I access the materials?

    Most of our courses are based on online articles available for free to the public. Some courses, such as those based on books, require that you purchase the material. Use the Course Materials tab above for more info. You don't need to enroll in the course to access materials, whether free or paid. So you always know what you're getting into before you commit to taking the course.

  • How do I get my certificate?

    Your certificate will be available to download or email immediately when you pass the course exam and complete the evaluation.

  • Can I contact you for more help?

    Yes! Use the Help widget at the bottom-right of the screen anywhere on CE-Credit.com to search our help docs, or to ask our support team for help.

Course Retired
Course Number 101374
  • 1 credit hour
  • NBCC: 0.5 credit hours

  • Reading-Based Online
Exam Fee: No Longer Available
3.80 out of 5
32 members have taken this course