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Bulimia Nervosa

Bulimia Nervosa

According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fourth edition (DSM-IV), eating disorders can be classified as anorexia nervosa (AN), bulimia nervosa (BN), and eating disorder not otherwise specified (ED-NOS). BN is characterized by recurrent episodes of “out of control” or binge eating, occurring on average at least twice a week for 3 [...]

August 2, 2011 More
Binge Eating Disorder

Binge Eating Disorder

Binge eating disorder (BED) is characterized by recurrent episodes of binge eating in the absence of inappropriate compensatory behaviors such as vomiting or excessive use of diuretics and laxatives. Currently, it falls under the category of Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fourth edition (DSM-IV). An individual [...]

August 1, 2011 More
Anorexia Nervosa

Anorexia Nervosa

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) categorizes eating disorders as anorexia nervosa (AN), bulimia nervosa (BN), and eating disorder not otherwise specified (ED-NOS). AN is characterized by an intense fear of gaining weight, refusal to maintain a normal body weight, disturbed perception of one’s own shape or size, and, if female, amenorrhea [...]

July 28, 2011 More