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When would they say a person has an eating disorder nos?

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Dr. Julie O'Toole
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: It's a technicality

The diagnosis ednos just means that the patient doesn't fit neatly into a dsm-iv diagnostic category, it has little real meaning as the symptoms are the same or similar and the mortality (death) and morbidity (illness) is not really different.

In brief: It's a technicality

The diagnosis ednos just means that the patient doesn't fit neatly into a dsm-iv diagnostic category, it has little real meaning as the symptoms are the same or similar and the mortality (death) and morbidity (illness) is not really different.
Dr. Julie O'Toole
Dr. Julie O'Toole
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Dr. Missid Ghanem
Clinical Psychology
2 doctors agree

In brief: See below

Nos (not otherwise specified) means there are symptoms of disordered eating, but that there is not enough information at the time of diagnosis to better specify the type of disorder, or that the disorder doesn't quite fit the diagnostic criteria for something specific.
This diagnosis still suggests, however, that eating is somehow disordered and treatment indicated.

In brief: See below

Nos (not otherwise specified) means there are symptoms of disordered eating, but that there is not enough information at the time of diagnosis to better specify the type of disorder, or that the disorder doesn't quite fit the diagnostic criteria for something specific.
This diagnosis still suggests, however, that eating is somehow disordered and treatment indicated.
Dr. Missid Ghanem
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