Diagnostic criteria for anorexia nervosa: Looking ahead to DSM-V
Article first published online: 25 APR 2005
Copyright © 2005 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
International Journal of Eating Disorders
Special Issue: Special Issue on Anorexia Nervosa
Volume 37, Issue S1, pages S95–S97, 2005
How to Cite
Mitchell, J. E., Cook-Myers, T. and Wonderlich, S. A. (2005), Diagnostic criteria for anorexia nervosa: Looking ahead to DSM-V. Int. J. Eat. Disord., 37: S95–S97. doi: 10.1002/eat.20125
- Issue published online: 25 APR 2005
- Article first published online: 25 APR 2005
- Manuscript Accepted: 29 DEC 2004
- anorexia nervosa;
- diagnostic specificity
In considering possible revisions to the diagnostic criteria for anorexia nervosa (AN), questions can be raised regarding the 85% cutoff and consideration could be given to using a body mass index (BMI) score instead. The criterion most likely to change in the 4th ed. of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Association) is the amenorrhea criterion because this does not appear to add to the diagnostic specificity. © 2005 by Wiley Periodicals, Inc.