Understanding Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (EDNOS)
The Otherwise Specified Eating Disorder category within the DSM-5 refers to eating disorders not within the spectrum of Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, or Purging Disorders.
Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (EDNOS) is a classification of eating disorders that cause significant stress in an individual’s life but does not fit the strict criteria for a diagnosis of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge-eating disorder, or avoidant restrictive food intake disorder. Examples of criteria that would negate a diagnosis of EDNOS are illustrated below, but not limited to the following:
- Atypical Anorexia Nervosa, in which all criteria are met but the patient remains within or above a normal weight range.
- Low-frequency Bulimia Nervosa, in which binging and purging cycles are not frequent enough to meet the criteria of an official diagnosis.
- Recurrent purging behaviors without co-occurring binging.
Although, these individuals may not be diagnosed with a “typical eating disorder”, the distress of the behaviors and emotions warrant the need for treatment. As mentioned before, Eating Disorder Solutions tailors treatment to meet each individuals needs, not his or her diagnosis.
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Treatment Programs for Otherwise Specified Eating Disorders (EDNOS)
As a category of complex mental and physical health condition, eating disorders can manifest in an array of symptoms and levels of severity. That’s why Eating Disorder Solutions provides individualized treatment programs designed to meet the needs of each patient.
For people living with otherwise specified eating disorders, effective treatment for long-term recovery includes dietary support, clinical supervision, and mental health counseling. Our team of eating disorder specialists work directly with patients to address the underlying causes of disordered eating, establish positive coping mechanisms, and achieve other recovery goals. By establishing a judgement-free, recovery focused environment, Eating Disorder solutions allows you to focus on self-renewal.
Medical monitoring and clinically supervised treatment help patients remain on track for recovery.
Eating Disorder Solutions places the individual needs of each client at the forefront of everything we do.
Mental Health Support
Our treatment programs integrate evidence-based therapy methods to address the underlying causes of Binge Eating Disorders.
Outpatient treatment options allow patients to stay focused on recovery and continue healing as a community.
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