Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified covers all eating disorders that do not fall into either of the two main diagnostic groups: anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. Although these less well known conditions are common and can be very severe, they are often neglected.
This book brings together contributions from many of the leading researchers and practitioners in the field of eating disorders and presents the topic of EDNOS from a range of perspectives including the clinical, the epidemiological, the nosological, the biological and the trans-cultural.
This comprehensive summary of the subject of EDNOS demonstrates that by investigating the nature, cause and treatment of these disorders, we can throw light on the classification and nature of eating disorders as a whole. It will be of great interest to all professionals in the field of eating disorders.
Introduction. History of the Classification of Eating Disorders. The Empirical Status of Atypical Eating Disorders and the Present EDNOS Diagnosis. The Empirical Status of Binge Eating Disorder. Binge-Eating, EDNOS and Obesity. Patterns of Change in Eating Disorders: A Process View on Eating Disorders Symptomatology. Clarifying the Nature of EDNOS: Cluster Analysis, Diagnosis and Comorbidity. The Biology of EDNOS. Chapter How Family and Twin Studies Inform the Developing Nosolgy of Eating Disorders. hapter 10: Cross-cultural Perspectives on Anorexia Nervosa Without Fat Phobia. Chapter 11: A Psychoanalytic Perspective on EDNOS. Chapter 12: Eating Disorders in Children. Chapter 13: Atypical Eating Disorders in Female Athletes. Chapter 14: Eating Disorders and Type 1 Diabetes. Chapter 15: EDNOS: A Neurodevelopmental Perspective. Chapter 16: Psychological Perspectives on Atypical Diagnoses in the Eating Disorders. Appendix: Current Diagnostic Criteria for the Eating Disorders.