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Don't forget EDNOS (eating disorder not otherwise specified): patterns of service use in an eating disorders service

Button, E. J., Benson, E., Nollett, Claire and Palmer, R. L. 2005. Don't forget EDNOS (eating disorder not otherwise specified): patterns of service use in an eating disorders service. Psychiatric Bulletin 29 (4) , pp. 134-136. 10.1192/pb.29.4.134

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Abstract

AIMS AND METHOD The aim of the study was to track service consumption in adult referrals to a specialised NHS eating disorders service over a 3-year period. We examined clinical records of a year’s cohort (1999) of 147 referrals (96% female) assessed from the local catchment area. RESULTS The most common diagnostic group (42.8%) presented with some form of eating disorder not otherwise specified (EDNOS). There was no significant relationship between diagnosis and service consumption, so that full syndrome eating disorders were no more labour-intensive overall than EDNOS patients. Indeed, EDNOS patients accounted for 50% of all out-patient appointments and over a half of all in-patient days. CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS The results suggest that those planning services for eating disorders need to take into account the substantial demand from EDNOS patients.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Optometry and Vision Sciences
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
Publisher: The Royal College of Psychiatrists
ISSN: 0955-6036
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 06:06
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/56374

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