By Claes Norring, Bob Palmer

Eating problems no longer differently Specified covers all consuming problems that don't fall into both of the 2 major diagnostic teams: anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. even supposing those much less popular stipulations are universal and will be very serious, they can be neglected.

This ebook brings jointly contributions from a number of the prime researchers and practitioners within the box of consuming problems and offers the subject of EDNOS from more than a few views together with the scientific, the epidemiological, the nosological, the organic and the trans-cultural.

This entire precis of the topic of EDNOS demonstrates that through investigating the character, reason and remedy of those issues, we will be able to throw gentle at the type and nature of consuming problems as a complete. will probably be of serious curiosity to all pros within the box of consuming disorders.

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Timothy Walsh classification of AN, several elements were problematic. For example, the age of onset prior to 25 is controversial; even though AN typically begins in adolescence, new onset later in life is widely recognized. Similarly, the requirement of a 25 per cent weight loss was quite severe, and excluded individuals who failed to gain weight when developmentally expected. DSM-III criteria for Anorexia Nervosa (1980) In 1980, AN finally made its way into the DSM (DSM-III: APA 1980). Given its typical onset during adolescence, AN appeared in the section on “Disorders usually first evident in infancy, childhood, or adolescence” along with Bulimia, Pica and Rumination Disorder of Infancy.

There is persistent preoccupation with eating, and a strong desire or sense of compulsion to eat (craving). The patient attempts to counteract the “fattening” effects of food by one or more of the following: 1 2 3 4 self-induced vomiting self-induced purging alternating periods of starvation use of drugs such as appetite suppressants, thyroid preparations, or diuretics; when bulimia occurs in diabetic patients they may choose to neglect their insulin treatments. D There is self-perception of being too fat, with an intrusive dread of fatness (usually leading to underweight).

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