Chapter 1. Classification, Diagnosis and Comorbidities of Eating Disorders

  1. Mario Maj1,
  2. Katherine Halmi2,
  3. Juan José López-Ibor3 and
  4. Norman Sartorius4
  1. Katherine A. Halmi

Published Online: 28 JUL 2003

DOI: 10.1002/0470867183.ch1

Eating Disorders, Volume 6

Eating Disorders, Volume 6

How to Cite

Halmi, K. A. (2003) Classification, Diagnosis and Comorbidities of Eating Disorders, in Eating Disorders, Volume 6 (eds M. Maj, K. Halmi, J. J. López-Ibor and N. Sartorius), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470867183.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 1

    University of Naples, Italy

  2. 2

    Eating Disorder Program, Weill-Cornell Medical College, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Westchester Division, White Plains, NY 10605, USA

  3. 3

    Complutense University of Madrid, Spain

  4. 4

    University of Geneva, Switzerland

Author Information

  1. Eating Disorder Program, Weill-Cornell Medical College, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Westchester Division, White Plains, NY 10605, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 JUL 2003
  2. Published Print: 21 MAR 2003

Book Series:

  1. WPA Series

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470848654

Online ISBN: 9780470867181

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Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Historical Origins

  • Contemporary Classification Approaches

  • Classification Research Studies

  • Comorbidity of Eating Disorders

  • Summary

  • References

This chapter also contains the following commentaries:

  • Unresolved Issues in the Classification, Diagnosis and Comorbidity of Eating Disorders. Authored by Drew Westen

  • The Classification of Eating Disorders: How Many Categorical Distinctions Is It Worth Making? Authored by Peter J. Cooper

  • The Problem of Classification and Comorbidity: Relationship to Trauma and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. Authored by Timothy D. Brewerton

  • Getting to the Essence of Eating Disorders. Authored by Manfred M. Fichter

  • Capturing an Elusive Entity: Classification, Diagnosis and Comorbidities in Eating Disorders. Authored by Arnold E. Andersen

  • How Well Do We Understand Eating Disorders? Authored by Suzanne Abraham

  • Validity of Categorical Distinctions for Eating Disorders: From Disorders to Symptoms. Authored by Pamela K. Keel

  • Eating Disorders: From Heterogeneous Disorders to Distinct Diseases? Authored by Laura Bellodi

  • Eating Disorders—A Challenge for Clinicians and Scientists. Authored by Bodo Müller

  • Do We Miss the Forest Because of the Trees? Authored by David Clinton

  • Controversies in the Classification of Eating Disorders. Authored by David H. Gleaves

  • Clinical Experience with the Diagnosis and Treatment of Eating Disorders. Authored by Thomas Paul

  • Do Sociocultural Factors Influence the Comorbidity of Eating Disorders? Authored by Hisato Matsunaga and Nobuo Kiriike

  • Eating Disorders: Syndromes with Still Poorly Defined Boundaries. Authored by Angélica M. Claudino and Miguel R. Jorge