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12 - Feeding and Eating Disorders

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  22 July 2021

Audrey Walker
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York
Steven Schlozman
Harvard Medical School
Jonathan Alpert
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York
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DSM-V describes three eating disorders (anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder), three feeding disorders (avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder, pica, and rumination disorder), and two residual feeding and eating disorder categories (APA, 2013). Although these disorders contain some overlapping features, an individual can receive just one feeding or eating disorder diagnosis at a time. The only exception is pica, which can be diagnosed concurrently with another feeding or eating disorder if the pica behavior is severe enough to warrant additional clinical attention.

Introduction to Psychiatry
Preclinical Foundations and Clinical Essentials
, pp. 289 - 317
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2021

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