Eating Disorder Not Otherwise SpecifiedThis diagnosis includes disorders of eating that do not meet the criteria for the above
two eating disorder diagnoses. Examples include
- For female patients, all of the criteria for Anorexia Nervosa are met except that the patient has regular menses.
- All of the criteria for Anorexia Nervosa are met except that, despite significant
weight loss, the patient's current weight is in the normal range.
- All of the criteria for Bulimia Nervosa are met except that the binge eating and
inappropriate compensatory mechanisms occur less than twice a week or for less than 3 months.
- The patient has normal body weight and regularly uses inappropriate compensatory
behavior after eating small amounts of food (e.g., self-induced vomiting after
consuming two cookies).
- The patient engages in repeatedly chewing and spitting out, but not swallowing,
large amounts of food.
- Binge-eating disorder: recurrent episodes of binge eating in the absence if regular
inappropriate compensatory behavior characteristic of Bulimia Nervosa.