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Eating disorder not otherwise specified in an inpatient unit: the impact of altering the DSM-IV criteria for anorexia and bulimia nervosa.
Eur Eat Disord Rev. 2007 Sep; 15(5):340-9.EE

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To evaluate (1) the Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (EDNOS) prevalence in an eating disorder inpatient unit; (2) the impact of altering the diagnostic criteria for anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa on the prevalence of EDNOS.

METHOD

One hundred and eighty six eating disorder patients consecutively hospitalised were included in the study. The prevalence of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and EDNOS was evaluated with the Eating Disorder Examination (EDE). The EDNOS prevalence was recalculated after the alteration of three diagnostic criteria for anorexia nervosa and one for bulimia nervosa.

RESULTS

Seventy eight patients (41.9%) met the diagnostic criteria for anorexia nervosa, 33 (17.8%) for bulimia nervosa and 75 (40.3%) for EDNOS. The alteration of the DSM-IV diagnostic criteria reduced the prevalence of EDNOS to 28 cases (15%).

CONCLUSION

EDNOS is a very frequent diagnostic category in an inpatient setting. Altering the diagnostic criteria for anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa reduced significantly the prevalence of EDNOS.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Eating and Weight Disorder, Villa Garda Hospital, Garda (VR), Italy. rdalleg@tin.itNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17701944

Citation

Dalle Grave, Riccardo, and Simona Calugi. "Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified in an Inpatient Unit: the Impact of Altering the DSM-IV Criteria for Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa." European Eating Disorders Review : the Journal of the Eating Disorders Association, vol. 15, no. 5, 2007, pp. 340-9.
Dalle Grave R, Calugi S. Eating disorder not otherwise specified in an inpatient unit: the impact of altering the DSM-IV criteria for anorexia and bulimia nervosa. Eur Eat Disord Rev. 2007;15(5):340-9.
Dalle Grave, R., & Calugi, S. (2007). Eating disorder not otherwise specified in an inpatient unit: the impact of altering the DSM-IV criteria for anorexia and bulimia nervosa. European Eating Disorders Review : the Journal of the Eating Disorders Association, 15(5), 340-9.
Dalle Grave R, Calugi S. Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified in an Inpatient Unit: the Impact of Altering the DSM-IV Criteria for Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa. Eur Eat Disord Rev. 2007;15(5):340-9. PubMed PMID: 17701944.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Eating disorder not otherwise specified in an inpatient unit: the impact of altering the DSM-IV criteria for anorexia and bulimia nervosa. AU - Dalle Grave,Riccardo, AU - Calugi,Simona, PY - 2007/8/19/pubmed PY - 2007/9/22/medline PY - 2007/8/19/entrez SP - 340 EP - 9 JF - European eating disorders review : the journal of the Eating Disorders Association JO - Eur Eat Disord Rev VL - 15 IS - 5 N2 - OBJECTIVE: To evaluate (1) the Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (EDNOS) prevalence in an eating disorder inpatient unit; (2) the impact of altering the diagnostic criteria for anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa on the prevalence of EDNOS. METHOD: One hundred and eighty six eating disorder patients consecutively hospitalised were included in the study. The prevalence of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and EDNOS was evaluated with the Eating Disorder Examination (EDE). The EDNOS prevalence was recalculated after the alteration of three diagnostic criteria for anorexia nervosa and one for bulimia nervosa. RESULTS: Seventy eight patients (41.9%) met the diagnostic criteria for anorexia nervosa, 33 (17.8%) for bulimia nervosa and 75 (40.3%) for EDNOS. The alteration of the DSM-IV diagnostic criteria reduced the prevalence of EDNOS to 28 cases (15%). CONCLUSION: EDNOS is a very frequent diagnostic category in an inpatient setting. Altering the diagnostic criteria for anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa reduced significantly the prevalence of EDNOS. SN - 1099-0968 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17701944/Eating_disorder_not_otherwise_specified_in_an_inpatient_unit:_the_impact_of_altering_the_DSM_IV_criteria_for_anorexia_and_bulimia_nervosa_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -