Other eating disorders
The Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (EDNOS) category is for disorders of eating that do not meet the criteria for any specific eating disorder. Examples include:
- (for females) all of the criteria for Anorexia Nervosa are met, except the individual has regular menses.
- all of the criteria for Anorexia Nervosa are met except that, despite significant weight loss, the individual's current weight is in the normal range.
- all of the criteria for Bulimia Nervosa are met except that the binge-eating and inappropriate compensatory mechanisms occur at a frequency of less than twice a week or for a duration of less than 3 months.
- the regular use of inappropriate compensatory behaviour by an individual of normal body weight after eating small amounts of food (e.g., self-induced vomiting after the consumption of two biscuits).
- repeatedly chewing and spitting out, but not swallowing, large amounts of food.
- Recurrent episodes of binge-eating in the absence of the regular use of inappropriate compensatory behaviours that are characteristic of Bulimia Nervosa (also known as binge eating disorder).