alexa Diagnostic criteria for anorexia nervosa: looking ahead to DSM-V.
Physicaltherapy & Rehabilitation

Physicaltherapy & Rehabilitation

International Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Author(s): Mitchell JE, CookMyers T, Wonderlich SA

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Abstract In considering possible revisions to the diagnostic criteria for anorexia nervosa (AN), questions can be raised regarding the 85\% cutoff and consideration could be given to using a body mass index (BMI) score instead. The criterion most likely to change in the 4th ed. of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Association) is the amenorrhea criterion because this does not appear to add to the diagnostic specificity. 2005 by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. This article was published in Int J Eat Disord and referenced in International Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

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