The eating disorder examination: A semi‐structured interview for the assessment of the specific psychopathology of eating disorders

  title={The eating disorder examination: A semi‐structured interview for the assessment of the specific psychopathology of eating disorders},
  author={Zafra Cooper and Christopher G Fairburn},
  journal={International Journal of Eating Disorders},
The specific psychopathology of anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa is complex in form. Although for many purposes self-report questionnaires are a satisfactory measure of this psychopathology, for detailed psychopathological studies and for investigations into the effects of treatment, more sensitive and flexible assessment measures are required. For this reason a semi-structured interview was developed. This interview, the Eating Disorder Examination, is designed to assess the full range of… 
The Eating Disorder Examination: a semi-structured interview for the assessment of the specific psychopathology of eating disorders
The year 2013 marks not only the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Eating Disorder Examination (EDE) but also the publication of DSM-5. This fortuitous confluence presents the perfect opportunity to
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12 – Eating Disorders


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