What’s Changing With EDNOS In DSM-5?

“It took Autumn Whitefield-Madrano more than 20 years to seek treatment for her eating disorder. The writer was 9 when she started having symptoms, primarily binging, and 33 when she finally got help. When she did, the diagnosis surprised her. Whitefield-Madrano had EDNOS, or an “Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified.”

“I went into treatment because I thought I had a binge eating disorder,” she told The Huffington Post. “When they diagnosed me with EDNOS, I was confused. What did that mean?”

EDNOS is not widely known outside of mental health circles, but it is now the most common diagnosis given to those seeking treatment for an eating disorder.

Read more:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/04/eating-disorders-ednos-dsm-5_n_2398373.html

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