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

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).

Journal/Publisher:

Wiley Interscience Journal, International Journal of Eating Disorders

Publication Date:

May 2012

Authors

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

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:

  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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