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Basic Facts of Eating Disorders

A review of the DSM-5 eating disorders, their characteristics, and treatment tips.


An Evidence-Based resource from the Disordered Eating and Eating Disorders subunit of SCAN.

This fact sheet reviews recent changes to the DSM-5 along with the diagnosed eating disorders listed in the DSM-5.

Length: 1 page, double-sided

Intended Audience: Registered Dietitians, Healthcare Professionals

Key Words: Eating Disorders, Disordered Eating

Written by SCAN registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs) to provide nutrition guidance. The key to optimal meal planning is individualization. Contact a SCAN RDN for personalized nutrition plans. Access “Find a SCAN RDN” at or by phone at 800.249.2875.

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