Eating disorder NOS (EDNOS): an example of the troublesome “not otherwise specified” (NOS) category in DSM-IV


Authors:Fairburn, C. G. and Bohn, K.
A series of 'solutions' in preparation for the DSM-V release to resolving the ED-NOS problem (eating disorder not otherwise specified). The problem being it is a catch-all within the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Illness that is vague. Despite the fact that this paper lives within the realm of ED as mental illness and their recommendations fall short of what should happen, it is still a good window into the massive psychiatric juggernaut that is the DSM and its various edition updates.