Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified
Over the past few years, clinicians have realized that many people may have variations of disordered eating, yet, they cannot meet full diagnostic criteria for Anorexia and/or Bulimia. It is actually estimated that most people will never fit full criteria. Individuals that meet several of the necessary criteria, but not all specific to either Anorexia Nervosa or Bulimia Nervosa, will be diagnosed with Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified. Failure to meet specific criteria for an eating disorder DOES NOT mean that the individual does not have an important and grave disorder.
Warning Signs (May Include)
Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified includes disorders of eating that do not meet the criteria for any specific eating disorder, however require proper treatment. Examples include:
If you or someone you know is struggling with ED-NOS, it is imperative to get treatment as soon as possible.