A 21-year-old member asked:
how are eating disorders defined?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Philip Rosenblum answered
27 years experience Family Medicine
Disability: The definition of a disorder is a condition that interferes with "normal function." a bit of fortune cookie wisdom that i like is "you are what you think about most of the time." by this definition, an eating disorder is defined simply by the fact that someone is always pre-occupied by their diet. Medically, though, the definition involves measurable adverse effects on the person's health.
Answered on Jul 26, 2016
Dr. Carla Enriquez answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Separate category : The dsm-iv tr (diagnostic manual of the amer psych ass, 4th edition, revised) lists eating disorders as a separate diagnostic category with bulimia nervosa, anorexia nervosa, or not otherwise noted as the three subcategories. See http://behavenet.Com/apa-diagnostic-classification-dsm-iv-tr.
Answered on Mar 26, 2013
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