EDNOS: Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified by Claes Norring & Bob Palmer, M.D.
[Book & 12 CE Credits]

Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified covers all eating disorders that do not fall into either of the two main diagnostic groups: anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. Although these less well known conditions are common and can be very severe, they are often neglected.

This book brings together contributions from many of the leading researchers and practitioners in the field of eating disorders and presents the topic of EDNOS from a range of perspectives including the clinical, the epidemiological, the nosological, the biological and the trans-cultural.

This comprehensive summary of the subject of EDNOS demonstrates that by investigating the nature, cause and treatment of these disorders, we can throw light on the classification and nature of eating disorders as a whole. It will be of great interest to all professionals in the field of eating disorders.

Learning Objectives

  • Differentiate binge-eating disorder, EDNOS, and compulsive eating.
  • Discuss the role of genetics and biology in the development of EDNOS.
  • Indentify cultural differences in eating disorders.

Table of Contents

  • List of figures
  • Notes of contributors
  • Acknowledgements
  • List of abbreviations
  • EDNOS - the other eating disorder
  • History of the classification of eating disorders
  • The empirical status of atypical eating disorders and the present EDNOS diagnosis
  • The empirical status of Binge Eating Disorder
  • Bing eating, EDNOS and obesity
  • Patterns of change in eating disorders: A process view on eating disorders symptomatology
  • Clarifying the nature of EDNOS: cluster analysis, diagnosis and comorbidity
  • The biology of EDNOS
  • How family and twin studies inform the developing nosology of eating disorders
  • Cross-cultural perspectives on Anorexia Nervosa with fat phobia
  • A psychoanalytic perspective on EDNOS
  • Eating disorders in children
  • Atypical eating disorders in femal athletes
  • Eating disorders and type I diabetes
  • EDNOS: a neurodevelopmental perspective
  • Psychological perspectives on atypical diagnoses in the eating disorders
  • Appendix
  • Index

About the Authors

Claes Norring is the director of the National Resource Centre of Eating Disorders in Sweden and Associate Professor of psychology at Írebro University.

Bob Palmer is Senior Lecturer in Psychiatry at the University of Leicester and Hon. Consultant Psychiatrist at the Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust.

This CE course is designated as intermediate to advanced.

This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 28 March, 2007.
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