Home Eating Disorders Eating Disorders Explained Classifying Eating Disorders

The information given below is to help you understand the information you may be given if an eating disorder is diagnosed.  It is not intended to be used for self-diagnosis.   If you think you, or someone you know, may have an eating disorder, it is important to seek medical help and get a professional assessment and diagnosis.

Within the medical profession, eating disorders are usually clinically defined and diagnosed according to the diagnostic criteria laid out in one of the two following systems:

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health Disorders (DSM-5)
The International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, tenth revision - ICD-10


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