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Eating disorder NOS (EDNOS): an example of the troublesome "not otherwise specified" (NOS) category in DSM-IV.

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The "Not Otherwise Specified" (NOS) category within DSM-IV is designed for disorders of clinical severity that are not specified within broad diagnostic classes. "NOS" diagnoses are intended to be residual categories and they tend to be neglected by researchers. This can be inappropriate. The problems associated with certain NOS diagnoses are well illustrated by "Eating Disorder NOS" (sometimes termed EDNOS), which is the most common category of eating disorder encountered in routine clinical...

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10.1016/j.brat.2004.06.011

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
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Journal:
Behaviour research and therapy
Volume:
43
Issue:
6
Pages:
691-701
Publication date:
2005-06-05
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EISSN:
1873-622X
ISSN:
0005-7967
URN:
uuid:64a04e24-a99b-4dc6-a600-878110d7863a
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139486
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pubs:139486

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