Comparison of DSM-IV vs. Proposed DSM-5 Diagnostic Criteria for Eating Disorders: Reduction of EDNOS and Validity

Volume 44, Issue 6

About the Course:

Revised eating disorder (ED) diagnostic criteria have been proposed for the DSM-5 to reduce the preponderance of EDNOS and increase the validity of diagnostic groups. The current paper compares DSM-IV and proposed DSM-5 diagnostic criteria on number of EDNOS cases and validity.


Wiley Interscience Journal, International Journal of Eating Disorders

Publication Date:

September 2011


Pamela K. Keel, PhD; Tiffany A. Brown, BA; Jill Holm-Denoma, PhD; Lindsay P. Bodell, BA

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health professionals, including psychologists, social workers, and counselors who seek knowledge about the impact of proposed revisions to eating disorder diagnostic criteria on the prevalence and validity of diagnoses.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe purpose of revising definitions of eating disorders in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.

  2. List proposed revisions to the diagnostic criteria for eating disorders made by the DSM-5 Eating Disorders Workgroup.

  3. Evaluate the impact of proposed revisions on the prevalence of eating disorder not otherwise specified and the validity of categories.

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