Föreläsningar och seminarier

MEB-seminarium: Population studies on eating disorders in Finland

2015-06-2313:30 till 14:30 Wargentin, Nobels väg 12ACampus Solna

Speaker: Linda Mustelin,  MD, PhD, Post-doctoral fellow, Department of Public Health University of Helsinki och Department of Psychiatry University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Abstract:
Eating disorders (anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, and their subthreshold forms) are serious and potentially lethal illnesses that particularly affect young women. Population-based samples offer unique opportunities to study course, prognosis and correlates of these disorders.  The FinnTwin16 cohort is a Finnish nation-wide longitudinal twin cohort. It is one of the first population-based cohorts in which eating disorders have been studied in detail.

I will present findings from this cohort, including long-term outcome of anorexia nervosa, early course of binge eating disorder, and risky drinking behaviors among women with eating disorders. I will also discuss how changes in the diagnostic classification in psychiatry (the transition from DSM-IV to DSM-5) increased the prevalence and changed the clinical picture and prognosis of anorexia nervosa in our sample.

Contact person: Cynthia Bulik
EpidemiologiPsykisk ohälsa