Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (EDNOS) symptoms

EDNOS is a diagnosis that is often received when an individual meets many, but not all, of the criteria for anorexia or bulimia.

For females, all the criteria for anorexia are met except that of loss of regular periods.

All the criteria for anorexia are met except that, despite significant weight loss, the individual’s current weight is in the normal range.

All the criteria for bulimia are met except that the binge eating and the behaviours designed to offset the binge eating are inappropriate and occur at a frequency of less than twice a week or for a duration of less than 3 months.

The regular use of weight controlling behaviours by an individual of normal body weight after eating small amounts of food (e.g. self-induced vomiting after eating two biscuits).

Repeatedly chewing and spitting out, but not swallowing, large amounts of food.

If you have an eating disorder, talk to your GP.