Comparing operational definitions of DSM-5 anorexia nervosa for research contexts

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OBJECTIVE: DSM-5 anorexia nervosa (AN) criteria include several changes that increase reliance on clinical judgment. However, research contexts require operational definitions that can be applied reliably and that demonstrate validity. The present study evaluated different operational definitions for DSM-5 AN. METHOD: DSM-5 AN criteria were applied to diagnostic interview data from 364 women varying two features: threshold for determining low weight for Criterion A (body mass index [BMI]

AuthorBrown, Tiffany a.; Holland, Lauren a. & Keel, Pamela K.
JournalInternational Journal of Eating Disorders

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