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Avaliação Psicológica

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ALCKMIN-CARVALHO, Felipe; SANTOS, Deivid Regis dos; RAFIHI-FERREIRA, Renatha El  and  SOARES, Maria Rita Zoéga. Analysis of the evolution of the diagnostic criteria for anorexia nervosa. Aval. psicol. [online]. 2016, vol.15, n.2, pp. 265-274. ISSN 1677-0471.

Since the inclusion of anorexia nervosa (AN) in the third edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), the diagnostic criteria of the disorder have been updated. The aim of this study was to present the evolution of these criteria and discuss the major changes. This is a theoretical study. The III, IV, IV-TR and V versions of DSM were consulted. The authors also consulted PubMed, SciELO and Scopus databases, using the following keywords in combination: anorexia, DSM, and diagnostic criteria. There have been changes in the criteria related to the need for amenorrea and minimum body mass index, and information was added on the level of severity and remission of the disorder, as well as subtype details. Periodic reviews of the DSM, based on clinical researcher’s contributions, provide more accurate assessments and the design of more effective interventions in the treatment and prevention of eating disorders

Keywords : eating disorders; anorexia nervosa; diagnosis.

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