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Eating disorders, DSM-5 and clinical reality.

Abstract:

The DSM-IV scheme for classifying eating disorders is a poor reflection of clinical reality. In adults it recognises two conditions, anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa, yet these states are merely two presentations among many. As a consequence, at least half the cases seen in clinical practice are relegated to the residual diagnosis 'eating disorder not otherwise specified'. The changes proposed for DSM-5 will only partially succeed in correcting this shortcoming. With DSM-6 in mind, it is ...

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10.1192/bjp.bp.110.083881

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
Journal:
The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science
Volume:
198
Issue:
1
Pages:
8-10
Publication date:
2011-01-05
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EISSN:
1472-1465
ISSN:
0007-1250
URN:
uuid:d817cdb3-f3c0-4f19-8316-956d0c676612
Source identifiers:
139375
Local pid:
pubs:139375

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