Laura M Thornton

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Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc The heritability of eating disorders: methods and current findings
    Laura M Thornton
    Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 101 Manning Drive, CB 7160, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7160, USA
    Curr Top Behav Neurosci 6:141-56. 2011
  2. pmc Sexual functioning in women with eating disorders
    Andrea Poyastro Pinheiro
    Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    Int J Eat Disord 43:123-9. 2010
  3. pmc Posttraumatic stress disorder in anorexia nervosa
    Mae Lynn Reyes-Rodríguez
    Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 101 Manning Drive, CB 7160, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7160, USA
    Psychosom Med 73:491-7. 2011
  4. ncbi request reprint Primary amenorrhea in anorexia nervosa: impact on characteristic masculine and feminine traits
    Jessica H Baker
    Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina, USA
    Eur Eat Disord Rev 22:32-8. 2014
  5. pmc Factors associated with recovery from anorexia nervosa
    Stephanie Zerwas
    Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7160, USA
    J Psychiatr Res 47:972-9. 2013
  6. pmc Temporal sequence of comorbid alcohol use disorder and anorexia nervosa
    Jessica H Baker
    101 Manning Drive, CB 7160, Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, United States
    Addict Behav 38:1704-9. 2013
  7. pmc Anorexia nervosa and generalized anxiety disorder: further explorations of the relation between anxiety and body mass index
    Laura M Thornton
    Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7160, USA
    J Anxiety Disord 25:727-30. 2011
  8. pmc Understanding the association of impulsivity, obsessions, and compulsions with binge eating and purging behaviours in anorexia nervosa
    Elizabeth R Hoffman
    Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Eur Eat Disord Rev 20:e129-36. 2012
  9. pmc Understanding the relation between anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa in a Swedish national twin sample
    Cynthia M Bulik
    Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7160, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 67:71-7. 2010
  10. pmc Association study of 182 candidate genes in anorexia nervosa
    Andrea Poyastro Pinheiro
    Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 7160, USA
    Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet 153:1070-80. 2010

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Publications30

  1. pmc The heritability of eating disorders: methods and current findings
    Laura M Thornton
    Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 101 Manning Drive, CB 7160, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7160, USA
    Curr Top Behav Neurosci 6:141-56. 2011
    ....
  2. pmc Sexual functioning in women with eating disorders
    Andrea Poyastro Pinheiro
    Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    Int J Eat Disord 43:123-9. 2010
    ..To describe sexual functioning in women with eating disorders...
  3. pmc Posttraumatic stress disorder in anorexia nervosa
    Mae Lynn Reyes-Rodríguez
    Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 101 Manning Drive, CB 7160, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7160, USA
    Psychosom Med 73:491-7. 2011
    ..The main objectives of this study were to describe the nature of traumatic events experienced and to explore the relationship between PTSD and anorexia nervosa (AN) in a sample of women...
  4. ncbi request reprint Primary amenorrhea in anorexia nervosa: impact on characteristic masculine and feminine traits
    Jessica H Baker
    Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina, USA
    Eur Eat Disord Rev 22:32-8. 2014
    ..Future research should utilize novel techniques and direct hormone measurement to explore the effects of pubertal gonadal hormones on masculine and feminine traits...
  5. pmc Factors associated with recovery from anorexia nervosa
    Stephanie Zerwas
    Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7160, USA
    J Psychiatr Res 47:972-9. 2013
    ..The anxiolytic function of some AN behaviors may impede recovery for individuals with greater trait anxiety...
  6. pmc Temporal sequence of comorbid alcohol use disorder and anorexia nervosa
    Jessica H Baker
    101 Manning Drive, CB 7160, Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, United States
    Addict Behav 38:1704-9. 2013
    ..Results do not indicate a distinct pattern of symptomatology in comorbid AN and AUD based on the temporal sequence of the disorders...
  7. pmc Anorexia nervosa and generalized anxiety disorder: further explorations of the relation between anxiety and body mass index
    Laura M Thornton
    Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7160, USA
    J Anxiety Disord 25:727-30. 2011
    ..Comorbid AN and GAD may be a particularly pernicious presentation influencing both BMI and proclivity to engage in behaviors such as fasting and exercise that serve both weight loss and anxiolytic goals...
  8. pmc Understanding the association of impulsivity, obsessions, and compulsions with binge eating and purging behaviours in anorexia nervosa
    Elizabeth R Hoffman
    Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Eur Eat Disord Rev 20:e129-36. 2012
    ..To further refine our understanding of impulsivity, obsessions, and compulsions in anorexia nervosa (AN) by isolating which behaviours--binge eating, purging, or both--are associated with these features...
  9. pmc Understanding the relation between anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa in a Swedish national twin sample
    Cynthia M Bulik
    Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7160, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 67:71-7. 2010
    ..We present a bivariate twin analysis of anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa to determine the extent to which shared genetic and environmental factors contribute to liability to these disorders...
  10. pmc Association study of 182 candidate genes in anorexia nervosa
    Andrea Poyastro Pinheiro
    Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 7160, USA
    Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet 153:1070-80. 2010
    ....
  11. pmc Features associated with diet pill use in individuals with eating disorders
    Lauren Reba-Harrelson
    Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC, United States
    Eat Behav 9:73-81. 2008
    ..In the eating disorder population, vigilant screening for diet pill use should be routine clinical practice...
  12. pmc Effects of reducing the frequency and duration criteria for binge eating on lifetime prevalence of bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder: implications for DSM-5
    Sara E Trace
    Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7160, USA
    Int J Eat Disord 45:531-6. 2012
    ..We assessed the impact of reducing the binge eating frequency and duration thresholds on the diagnostic criteria for bulimia nervosa (BN) and binge eating disorder (BED)...
  13. pmc Life beyond the eating disorder: education, relationships, and reproduction
    Millie Maxwell
    Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 7160, USA
    Int J Eat Disord 44:225-32. 2011
    ..We investigated the sociodemographic characteristics in women with and without lifetime eating disorders...
  14. doi request reprint Temporal patterns of recovery across eating disorder subtypes
    Ann Von Holle
    Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 7160, USA
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 42:108-17. 2008
    ..To compare patterns of recovery in individuals with index episodes of anorexia nervosa (AN) and bulimia nervosa (BN)...
  15. pmc The significance of repetitive hair-pulling behaviors in eating disorders
    Nancy Zucker
    Duke University Medical Center, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    J Clin Psychol 67:391-403. 2011
    ..Evidence of a positive association with endorsement of compulsive behavior of the obsessive-compulsive spectrum emerged. Hair pulling may be more consonant with ritualistic compulsions than impulsive urges in those with eating disorders...
  16. pmc A behavioral-genetic investigation of bulimia nervosa and its relationship with alcohol use disorder
    Sara E Trace
    Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Psychiatry Res 208:232-7. 2013
    ..35 (95% CI: 0.08; 0.61), suggesting moderate overlap in these factors. The findings from this investigation provide additional support that some of the same genetic factors may influence liability to both BN and AUD. ..
  17. doi request reprint Influence of overanxious disorder of childhood on the expression of anorexia nervosa
    T J Raney
    Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 7160, USA
    Int J Eat Disord 41:326-32. 2008
    ..This study investigates the prevalence of overanxious disorder (OAD) among women with AN and explores how OAD impacts AN symptoms and personality traits...
  18. pmc Impact of broadening definitions of anorexia nervosa on sample characteristics
    Jocilyn E Dellava
    Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, CB 7160, 101 Manning Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7160, USA
    J Psychiatr Res 45:691-8. 2011
    ..However, broader criteria for AN yield a more heterogeneous sample with regard to eating disorder symptoms and psychiatric comorbidity than a sample defined by narrower criteria...
  19. pmc Shared genetic effects between age at menarche and disordered eating
    Jessica H Baker
    Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    J Adolesc Health 51:491-6. 2012
    ..However, it is unclear whether they share genetic factors. The goal of the current study was to delineate the genetic correlation between age at menarche and disordered eating...
  20. pmc Childhood anxiety associated with low BMI in women with anorexia nervosa
    Jocilyn E Dellava
    Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 101 Manning Drive, CB 7160, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7160, USA
    Behav Res Ther 48:60-7. 2010
    ..The present study explores childhood personality characteristics that could be associated with the ability to attain an extremely low BMI...
  21. pmc Pubertal development predicts eating behaviors in adolescence
    Jessica H Baker
    Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7160, USA
    Int J Eat Disord 45:819-26. 2012
    ..Early maturing girls are at increased risk for disordered eating. However, it is unclear if the association between puberty and disordered eating continues throughout pubertal development and if a similar association is exhibited in boys...
  22. pmc Sleep problems are associated with binge eating in women
    Sara E Trace
    Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7160, USA
    Int J Eat Disord 45:695-703. 2012
    ..We examined the association among current self-reported sleep problems, lifetime binge eating (BE), and current obesity in women from the Swedish Twin study of Adults: Genes and Environment...
  23. doi request reprint Suicide attempts in women with eating disorders
    Emily M Pisetsky
    Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    J Abnorm Psychol 122:1042-56. 2013
    ..To improve outcomes and decrease mortality, it is critical to be vigilant for suicide and identify indices for those who are at greatest risk...
  24. pmc Binge eating, body mass index, and gastrointestinal symptoms
    Christine M Peat
    Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    J Psychosom Res 75:456-61. 2013
    ..However, it is unknown whether BE influences GERD/IBS and how BMI might affect these associations. Thus, we examined the potential associations among BE, GERD, IBS, and BMI...
  25. ncbi request reprint Patterns of menstrual disturbance in eating disorders
    Andréa Poyastro Pinheiro
    Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 7160, USA
    Int J Eat Disord 40:424-34. 2007
    ..To describe menstrual disturbance in eating disorders (ED)...
  26. pmc Self-image and suicide in a Swedish national eating disorders clinical register
    Cristin D Runfola
    Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Compr Psychiatry 55:439-49. 2014
    ....
  27. ncbi request reprint The role of leptin, melanocortin, and neurotrophin system genes on body weight in anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa
    Zeynep Yilmaz
    Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA Clinical Research Department, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Canada
    J Psychiatr Res 55:77-86. 2014
    ..This study: (1) assessed the role of leptin, melanocortin, and neurotrophin genetic variants in conferring risk for AN and BN; and (2) explored the involvement of these genes in body mass index (BMI) variations within AN and BN...
  28. pmc Shared and unique genetic and environmental influences on binge eating and night eating: a Swedish twin study
    Tammy L Root
    Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7160, United States
    Eat Behav 11:92-8. 2010
    ..BE and NE in females are therefore best conceptualized as related but not identical traits...
  29. ncbi request reprint Features associated with laxative abuse in individuals with eating disorders
    Federica Tozzi
    Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1st floor Neurosciences Hospital, CB 7160, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 7160, USA
    Psychosom Med 68:470-7. 2006
    ..We explored the extent to which laxative abuse was associated with specific psychopathological features across eating disorder subtypes...