An investigation into eating and anxiety disorder risk factors and genetic architecture in adolescent twin girls

Chief Investigator:

Dr Kate Fairweather-Schmidt

Funding Amount:



Flinders University


This project will provide crucial information of eating disorder risk during its greatest incidence period of adolescence, both at a diagnostic and symptom level, of pertinence to clinical and public health applications. Findings will (1) generate knowledge pertaining to observed co-occurrence of eating disorders and anxiety, including overlap between genetic and environmental risk factors; and, (2) identify strategic and specific targets that can maximise the success of interventions for prevention and treatment of eating and anxiety disorders.

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