Experts want better eating disorder diagnosis criteria

05/24/2010 | MSNBC

Experts say 50% to 60% of patients don't meet criteria for having anorexia and bulimia and are classed as having an unspecified eating disorder. The eating disorder "not otherwise specified" group has become so diverse and so large that physicians and psychiatrists want to change the psychiatric diagnostic manual to relax the strict criteria for anorexia and bulimia and give other conditions official labels, which they say could improve treatment, research and awareness.

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