PSYB32H3 Chapter Notes - Chapter 10: Binge Eating Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating

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The lifetime prevalence of binge eating disorder was higher than the rate for bulimia nervosa. Bulimia was distinguished by having longer persistence. Eating disorder not otherwise specified (ednos) is (cid:396)efe(cid:396)(cid:396)ed to as a (cid:862)(cid:272)li(cid:374)i(cid:272)al (cid:272)o(cid:374)ditio(cid:374)(cid:863) New dsm-5 designations, one called an unspecified feeding or eating disorder that can be used for any condition that causes clinically significant distress or impairment but does not meet diagnostic thresholds. Purging disorder, a form of bulimia that involves self-induced vomiting or laxative use at least once a week for a minimum of six months. People with purging disorder have levels of disturbed eating and associated forms of psychopathology that are comparable with patients with other eating disorders; one clear feature of purging disorder is high impulsivity. The diagnosis of anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa share several clinical features, the most important being the intense fear of being overweight. Anorexia nervosa anorexia refers to loss of appetite; nervosa indicates that this is for emotional reasons.

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