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Effects of Reducing the Frequency and Duration Criteria for Binge Eating on Lifetime Prevalence of Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorder: Implications for DSM-5: Volume 45, Issue 4

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About the Course:

We assessed the impact of reducing the binge eating frequency and duration thresholds on the diagnostic criteria for bulimia nervosa (BN) and binge eating disorder (BED).

This course is based on the reading-based online article, Effects of Reducing the Frequency and Duration Criteria for Binge Eating on Lifetime Prevalence of Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorder: Implications for DSM-5: Volume 45, Issue 4 created by Sara E. Trace, PhD, Laura M. Thornton, PhD, Tammy L. Root, PhD, Suzanne E. Mazzeo, PhD, Paul Lichtenstein, PhD, Nancy L. Pedersen, PhD, and Cynthia M. Bulik, PhD

Journal/Publisher:

Wiley Interscience Journal, International Journal of Eating Disorders

Publication Date:

May 2012

Course Material Authors

Course Material Authors authored the material only, and were not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.

Sara E. Trace, PhD
Laura M. Thornton, PhD
Tammy L. Root, PhD
Suzanne E. Mazzeo, PhD
Paul Lichtenstein, PhD
Nancy L. Pedersen, PhD
Cynthia M. Bulik, PhD

Course Creator

Keith Gibson, Ph.D.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for researchers and health care professionals interested in the impact of the proposed changes to the binge eating frequency criterion and duration in DSM-5.

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. Describe the limitations of the current DSM-IV binge eating frequency and duration criteria.
  2. Demonstrate how lifetime prevalence of bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder changes across a range of binge eating frequency thresholds in a large population-based sample.
  3. Explain the likely impact of the proposed DSM-5 changes to the binge eating frequency and duration criterion on the healthcare system based on the findings from this study.

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