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Eat Behav. 2010 Apr;11(2):127-30. doi: 10.1016/j.eatbeh.2009.10.006. Epub 2009 Nov 1.

The clinical features of EDNOS: relationship to mood, health status and general functioning.

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Mental Health Group, Clinical Neurosciences Division, University of Southampton, United Kingdom. hannahturner0@gmail.com

Abstract

STUDY PURPOSE:

Eating disorder not otherwise specified (EDNOS) remains poorly evaluated in terms of eating disorder features and relationship to mood, health status and general functioning. This study investigated the clinical profiles of a sample of EDNOS patients, and how they compared to patients with anorexia nervosa (AN) and bulimia nervosa (BN).

METHOD:

The sample consisted of 178 patients. All completed the Eating Disorder Examination, Beck Depression Inventory, Work and Social Adjustment Scale and Sf-36. ANOVAs were conducted to explore group differences.

RESULTS:

No differences were found for depression. No differences were found between BN and EDNOS on measures of health status and general functioning. AN patients reported greater role limitations due to physical health and experienced greater physical pain compared with BN or EDNOS patients, and reported poorer social functioning, lower vitality and higher functional impairment compared with EDNOS patients.

CONCLUSION:

EDNOS patients are generally no less clinically impaired than those with BN. However AN patients may be more impaired in some aspects of general functioning compared with BN or EDNOS patients.

PMID:
20188298
DOI:
10.1016/j.eatbeh.2009.10.006
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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