The sample was composed of 104 women: 35 with AN, 28 with BN, 16 with EDNOS
and 25 controls.
Addressing the EDNOS
issue and improving upon the utility of DSM-IV: Classifying eating disorders using symptom profiles.
That fewer patients will now be classified with EDNOS
is an important step forward.
Hence, the clinical group consisted of 95 patients: 37 with AN (Restrictive AN = 19, Purgative AN = 18), 47 with BN (Purgative BN = 41, Non Purgative BN = 6), and 11 with EDNOS
(Menstruating AN = 1, Subthreshold BN = 6, Subthreshold Nonbinging BN = 1, and Binge Eating Disorder = 3).
Participants were classified as having bulimia nervosa (BN) ([greater than or equal to] weekly binge eating and purging), binge eating disorder (BED) ([greater than or equal to] weekly binge eating, infrequent purging), purging disorder (PD) ([greater than or equal to] weekly purging, infrequent binge eating), other EDNOS
(binge eating and/or purging monthly), or nondisordered.
being a common presentation in eating disorders services, few published data exist regarding mortality rates in patients given this diagnosis.
1995), all the Asian and Pacific Islander patients had the diagnosis of EDNOS
By far, EDNOS
and diagnostically subclinical eating-related concerns constitute the largest group of eating issues experienced by college women; in fact, although anorexia and bulimia are relatively rare (0.
Currently, 60-65% of patients with eating disorders have a diagnosis of EDNOS
(DeAngelis, 2009), which represents a need to acknowledge the variations in presenting symptoms, and the implications for the need to use a variety of individually-tailored interventions in treatment.
Still menstruating and not underweight, she is classified as EDNOS
(Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified).
Here we focus on psychotherapeutic interventions for EDNOS
because it is by far the most common eating disorder among adolescent girls and young adult women (Schwitzer et al.
In fact, the diagnostic threshold for eating disorders as found in the fourth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disarders, known commonly as DSM-IV--which includes anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating--has been criticized for being too restrictive, since the majority of people actually suffer from a larger spectrum of disordered eating known as EDNOS
(eating disorder not otherwise specified).