Journal article

Drive for thinness provides an alternative, more meaningful, severity indicator than theDSM-5 severity indices for eating disorders

Isabel Krug, An Binh Dang, Roser Granero, Zaida Aguera, Isabel Sanchez, Nadine Riesco, Susana Jimenez-Murcia, Jose M Menchon, Fernando Fernandez-Aranda

European Eating Disorders Review | WILEY | Published : 2020


OBJECTIVE: To assess an alternative trans-diagnostic indicator for severity based on drive for thinness (DT) for anorexia nervosa (AN), bulimia nervosa (BN), binge-eating disorder (BED), and other specified feeding or eating disorder (OSFED), and to compare this new approach to the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) severity categories for EDs. METHOD: A total of 2,811 ED [428 AN-restrictive (AN-R), 313 AN-binge purging (AN-BP), 1,340 BN, 329 BED, 154 OSFED/atypical AN (AT), and 223 OSFED/purging disorder (PD)] patients were classified using: (a) The DSM-5 severity categories and (b) a DT categorisation. These severity classifications were then..

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Awarded by Delegacion del Gobierno para el Plan Nacional sobre Drogas

Awarded by Instituto de Salud Carlos III (ISCIII)

Awarded by Ministerio de Economia y Competitividad

Awarded by SLT

Funding Acknowledgements

Delegacion del Gobierno para el Plan Nacional sobre Drogas, Grant/Award Number: 2017I067; Instituto de Salud Carlos III (ISCIII), Grant/Award Numbers: FIS PI14/00290, PI17/01167; Ministerio de Economia y Competitividad, Grant/Award Number: PSI2015-68701-R; SLT, Grant/Award Number: SLT006/17/00246; FEDER funds/European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)