Diagnosis of Eating Disorders
by Amy Scholten, MPH
The first step in diagnosis is admitting that you have symptoms of an eating disorder. You may need support and encouragement from others before seeking help.
Diagnosis of Anorexia Nervosa
Anorexia nervosa is characterized by:
Diagnosis of Bulimia Nervosa
Bulimia nervosa is characterized by:
Diagnosis of Binge Eating Disorder
Binge eating disorder is characterized by:
American Psychiatric Association. Diagnosis and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. 4th ed. Text Revision. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Association; 2000.
About eating disorders. National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders website. Available at: http://www.anad.org/get-information/about-eating-disorders. Accessed July 11, 2013.
Yager J, Devlin MJ, et al. Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients with Eating Disorders. 3rd ed. American Psychiatric Association; 2006. Available at: http://www.guideline.gov/content.aspx?id=9318. Accessed July 11, 2013.
Last reviewed July 2013 by Michael Woods, MD
Last Updated: 5/11/2013
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