Evaluation of the DSM-5 severity ratings for anorexia nervosa in a clinical sample

Giuseppe Riva, Antonios Dakanalis, C. Alix Timko, Fabrizia Colmegna, Massimo Clerici

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Abstract

We examined the validity and utility of the DSM-5 severity ratings for anorexia nervosa (AN) in a clinical (treatment-seeking) sample (N = 273; 95.6% women). Participants classified with mild, moderate, severe, and extreme severity of AN based on their measured body mass index, differed significantly from each other in eating disorder features, putative maintenance factors, and illness-specific functional impairment (medium effect sizes). However, they were statistically indistinguishable in psychiatric-disorder comorbidity and distress, demographics, and age-of-AN onset. The implications of our findings, providing limited support for the DSM-5 severity ratings for AN, and directions for future research are outlined.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)124-128
Numero di pagine5
RivistaPsychiatry Research
Volume262
DOI
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2018

Keywords

  • Biological Psychiatry
  • Eating psychopathology
  • Functional impairment
  • Psychiatric comorbidity
  • Psychiatry and Mental Health

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