CE Course 8 - Tables
Table I. Diagnostic criteria for eating disorders
- Body weight < 85% of expected weight
- Intense fear of gaining weight
- Undue emphasis on body shape or weight
- Amenorrhea (in girls and in women after menarche) for three consecutive months
- Recurrent binge eating (at least two times per week for three months duration)
- Recurrent, inappropriate, compulsive behavior to prevent weight gain such as self-induced vomiting, abuse of laxatives, diuretics or other medications, or excessive exercise
- Persistent overconcern with body shape and/or weight
- Absence of anorexia nervosa
Binge Eating Disorder
- Recurrent episodes of binge eating. An episode is characterized by:
- Eating a larger amount of food than normal during a short period of time (within any two hour period).
- Lack of control over eating during the binge episode (i.e., the feeling that one cannot stop eating).
- Eating until feeling uncomfortably full.
- Eating large amounts of food when not physically hungry.
- Eating much more rapidly than normal.
- Eating alone because you are embarrassed by how much you are eating.
- Feeling disgusted, depressed, or guilty after overeating.
- Marked distress regarding binge eating is present
- Binge eating occurs, on average, at least two days a week for six months
- The binge eating is not associated with the regular use of inappropriate compensatory behavior (i.e. purging, excessive exercise, etc.) and does not occur exclusively during the course of bulimia nervosa or anorexia nervosa.
Adapted from American Psychiatric Association. Eating Disorders. In: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, (DSM-IVTR), fourth edition, Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Association, 2000, p.583-97.
Table II. Complications of anorexia nervosa
Parotid gland enlargement
Mitral valve prolapse
|Endocrine and Metabolic||Hypokalemia
Euthyroid sick syndrome
Delay in puberty
Low-birth weight infant
|Integumentary||Dry skin and
Lanugo (fine body hair)
Table III. Staging criteria for anorexia nervosa
|Early or Mild Stage||
Weight 90% or less of average weight for height
No symptoms or signs of excessive weight loss
Use of potentially harmful weight-controlled methods or a strong drive to lose weight
distorted body image that has not diminished with weight loss
less than 85% of average weight for height associated with a refusal
to gain weight
signs of excessive weight loss associated with denial that any
Use of unhealthy means to lose weight, such as eating fewer than 1000 cal/day, purging, or excessive exercise
Table IV. SCOFF Questionnaire
- Do you make yourself SICK because you feel uncomfortably full?
- Do you worry you have lost CONTROL over how much you eat?
- Have you recently lost more than ONE stone in a three-month period? (stone = UK measurement of weight, equals approximately 14 pounds)
- Do you believe yourself to be FAT when others say you are too thin?
- Would you say that FOOD dominates your life?
Reference: Moreno MA, Judd R: Eating disorder: bulimia. eMedicine Journal 2001:2(6):1-14.
Table V. Non–food Substances Ingested in Pica