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By Claes Norring, Bob Palmer

ISBN-10: 1583911634

ISBN-13: 9781583911631

Eating issues no longer another way Specified covers all consuming problems that don't fall into both of the 2 major diagnostic teams: anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. even though those much less popular stipulations are universal and will be very serious, they can be neglected.

This ebook brings jointly contributions from some of the top researchers and practitioners within the box of consuming issues and provides the subject of EDNOS from a number of views together with the medical, the epidemiological, the nosological, the organic and the trans-cultural.

This complete precis of the topic of EDNOS demonstrates that via investigating the character, reason and therapy of those problems, we will throw mild at the type and nature of consuming problems as a complete. it will likely be of serious curiosity to all pros within the box of consuming disorders.

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B Intense fear of gaining weight or becoming fat, even though underweight. C Disturbance in the way in which one’s body weight or shape is experienced, undue influence of body weight or shape on self-evaluation, denial of the seriousness of the current low body weight. e. the absence of at least three consecutive menstrual cycles. g. e. self-induced vomiting or the misuse of laxatives, diuretics or enemas). e. self-induced vomiting or misuse of laxatives, diuretics or enemas). It did, however, utilize a novel diagnostic concept of subtyping individuals with AN.

E No other known psychiatric disorder with particular reference to primary affective disorders, schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive and phobic neurosis. ) F At least two of the following manifestations: (1) amenorrhoea; (2) lanugo; (3) bradycardia (persistent resting pulse of 60 or less); (4) periods of overactivity; (5) episodes of bulimia; (6) vomiting (may be self-induced). These criteria reflected a comprehensive conceptualization of AN as a disorder characterized by the co-occurrence of physical symptoms (weight loss, amenorrhoea, lanugo, bradycardia), psychological features (distorted attitudes toward eating, food and weight) and behavioural symptoms (overactivity, bulimia and vomiting).

The requirement that amenorrhoea be present remains controversial, given the variable relation of weight loss to secondary amenorrhoea (Devlin et al. 1989) and reports of patients with regular menses who appear to otherwise closely resemble patients with the full syndrome of AN (Garfinkel et al. 1996). On the other hand, the resumption of menses, regardless of the weight stabilization, has been suggested as a marker of psychological recovery (Falk and Halmi 1982). Additionally, Andersen (1995) has argued that an equivalent criterion should be provided for males, such as lowered testosterone level with loss of libido.

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