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DSM five: Binge Eating now a psychiatric diagnosis

With the fifth edition of the DSM due out in 2013 there will be a new addition to the eating disorder diagnosis -Binge Eating.

This disorder has long been the most common eating disorder yet is hard to identify and even more difficult

to treat. Those with Binge Eating disorder have been under the Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (EDNOS) for diagnosis and  have still been able to

receive treatment. I wonder if the new classification will help to identify people a little easier and get them treatment quicker. The longer one runs on with an untreated ED the more difficult it becomes to treat. I hope this will be a benefit to the client for better

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