A slimming program for eating disorders not otherwise specified. Reconceptualizing a confusing, residual diagnostic category.

@article{Andersen2001ASP,
  title={A slimming program for eating disorders not otherwise specified. Reconceptualizing a confusing, residual diagnostic category.},
  author={Arnold E. Andersen and Wayne A. Bowers and Tamara L Watson},
  journal={The Psychiatric clinics of North America},
  year={2001},
  volume={24 2},
  pages={271-80}
}
This study suggests that the category of EDNOS as currently defined is overly broad, representing many cases that could be more helpfully subsumed within AN or BN diagnostic criteria without changing the essential features of these categories but by rethinking the currently overly restrictive, perhaps research-derived criteria. The reconceptualizing of AN as a syndrome resulting from a decrement between setpoint versus illness-driven final weight avoids the inherent problems of imposing a… CONTINUE READING