Special Section Review Article
Feeding and eating disorders in childhood
Article first published online: 8 JAN 2010
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International Journal of Eating Disorders
Volume 43, Issue 2, pages 98–111, March 2010
How to Cite
Bryant-Waugh, R., Markham, L., Kreipe, R. E. and Walsh, B. T. (2010), Feeding and eating disorders in childhood. Int. J. Eat. Disord., 43: 98–111. doi: 10.1002/eat.20795
- Issue published online: 3 FEB 2010
- Article first published online: 8 JAN 2010
- Manuscript Accepted: 5 NOV 2009
- feeding disorder;
- eating disorders;
To review the literature related to the current DSM-IV-TR diagnostic criteria for feeding disorder of infancy or early childhood; pica; rumination disorder; and other childhood presentations that are characterized by avoidance of food or restricted food intake, with the purpose of informing options for DSM-V.
Articles were identified by computerized and manual searches and reviewed to evaluate the evidence supporting possible options for revision of criteria.
The study of childhood feeding and eating disturbances has been hampered by inconsistencies in classification and use of terminology. Greater clarity around subtypes of feeding and eating problems in children would benefit clinicians and patients alike.
A number of suggestions supported by existing evidence are made that provide clearer descriptions of subtypes to improve clinical utility and to promote research. © 2010 American Psychiatric Association. (Int J Eat Disord 2010)