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confusion ed-nos - September 10th 2010, 07:35 PM

wow i just got out of recovery and i was diagnosed with anorexia and bulimia while in recovery. but when i got out my diagnosis paper said ED-NOS
eating disorters not otherwise speciified i dont really understand. if someone on here understands please let me kno
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Re: confusion ed-nos - September 11th 2010, 02:34 AM

Youre doctor might have diagnosed you with anorexia and bulimia, but because of a technicality, she might have realized you could not me classified there. Some of the technicalities are things like

  • A person who severely restricts food intake but is not yet underweight by DSM-IV standards
  • A female who meets all other criteria for anorexia but continues to have regular menstrual periods.
  • A person who regularly binges WITHOUT engaging in inappropriate compensatory behaviors such as purging (also known as binge eating disorder).
  • Someone who binges and purges but does not meet the frequency or duration requirements for a diagnosis of bulimia
  • Someone who regularly purges after eating regular amounts of food, but is not yet "clinically underweight."
  • Someone who regularly chews food and spits it out without swallowing, but does not meet the criteria for either bulimia or anorexia.
  • Any individual who is recovering from or just about to enter one of the "specified" eating disorders.
    An ED NOS can mean so many things, and theyre common within eating disorder diagnosis. You could be very close to anorexic or bulimic, and ED NOSes are just as dangerous.

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