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Diagnosis of Eating Disorders
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
According to the DSM-IV, anorexia nervosa is characterized by:
Diagnosis of Bulimia Nervosa
According to the DSM-IV, bulimia nervosa is characterized by:
Diagnosis of Binge Eating Disorder
Binge eating disorder is characterized by:
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National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders website. Available at: http://www.anad.org/site/anadweb/ .
Yager J, Devlin MJ, Halmi KA, et al. Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients with Eating Disorders. 3rd ed. American Psychiatric Association; 2006. Available at: http://www.psych.o... . Accessed April 8, 2007.
Last reviewed October 2012 by Michael Woods, MD
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