Asked by Janvi Sethi on Feb 18, 2024

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The DSM-5 created a new diagnostic category called other specified feeding or eating disorder.What are some of the types of this disorder?

Atypical Anorexia Nervosa

Disorder characterized by all the criteria for anorexia nervosa except that despite significant weight loss, the weight of the affected individual remains within or above the normal range.

  • Identifying the specific subtypes or presentations of OSFED.
  • Recognizing the criteria and characteristics of each subtype within OSFED.
  • Understanding the different types of feeding or eating disorders within the new diagnostic category of other specified feeding or eating disorder (OSFED) in the DSM-5.
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Joanie Narie

Feb 18, 2024

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▪ The DSM-5 created a new diagnostic category called other specified feeding or eating disorder to capture presentations of an eating disorder that cause clinically significant distress or impairment but do not meet the full diagnostic criteria for any of the eating disorders previously discussed.The partial syndrome eating disorders would fit into this new category.
▪ The DSM-5's other specified feeding or eating disorder category includes disorders like atypical anorexia nervosa wherein all the criteria for anorexia nervosa are met, except that despite significant weight loss, the individual's weight is within or above the normal range.Another example is bulimia nervosa of low frequency and/or limited duration, which involves meeting all of the criteria for bulimia nervosa, except that the binge eating and inappropriate compensatory behaviors occur, an average, less than once a week and/or for less than three months.One last example is night eating syndrome, a new disorder introduced in DSM-5.