Journal article

A retrospective study of the impact of DSM-5 on the diagnosis of eating disorders in Victoria, Australia

Henry Caudle, Christine Pang, Sam Mancuso, David Castle, Richard Newton

Journal of Eating Disorders | BIOMED CENTRAL LTD | Published : 2015

Abstract

BACKGROUND: This study compares the DSM-IV and DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for eating disorders. DSM-IV resulted in a large number of patients being diagnosed with Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (EDNOS). In DSM-5 the residual category is renamed Other Specified Feeding and Eating Disorders (OSFED) and Unspecified Eating Disorders (UFED) however the diagnostic criteria for the residual category in each of the diagnostic systems remains the same. This study aims to evaluate the changes in percentages of patients in a residual DSM-IV category compared to a residual DSM-5 category by retrospectively applying DSM-5 criteria to the clinical records of a patient population in a clinical sett..

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