Workgroup for Classification of Eating Disorders in Children and Adolescents (WCEDCA): Bravender T, Bryant-Waugh R, Herzog D, Katzman D, Kreipe RD, Lask B, Le Grange D, Lock J, Loeb K, Madden S, Nicholls D, O'Toole J, Pinhas L, Rome E, Sokol-Burger M, Wallen U, Zucker N.
Classification of child and adolescent eating disturbances
Article first published online: 14 SEP 2007
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International Journal of Eating Disorders
Special Issue: International Journal of Eating Disorders Special Supplement on Diagnosis and Classification
Volume 40, Issue S3, pages S117–S122, November 2007
How to Cite
(2007), Classification of child and adolescent eating disturbances. Int. J. Eat. Disord., 40: S117–S122. doi: 10.1002/eat.20458
- Issue published online: 26 SEP 2007
- Article first published online: 14 SEP 2007
- Manuscript Accepted: 13 JUL 2007
- eating disorders;
- children and adolescents
The purpose of this article is to summarize major conceptual and clinical variables related to age-appropriate and developmentally appropriate classification of eating problems and disorders in children and adolescents.
A review of current classifications and related literature in child development is provided. Problems with current classification schemes are identified and discussed.
Current classifications are inadequate to address the clinical and research needs of children and adolescents with eating disturbances and disorders.
A range of possible changes in classification strategies for eating disorders in children and adolescents are described. © 2007 by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Int J Eat Disord 2007