Classification of child and adolescent eating disturbances. Workgroup for Classification of Eating Disorders in Children and Adolescents (WCEDCA).


Journal Article (Review)

OBJECTIVE: : The purpose of this article is to summarize major conceptual and clinical variables related to age-appropriate and developmentally appropriate classification of eating problems and disorders in children and adolescents. METHOD: A review of current classifications and related literature in child development is provided. Problems with current classification schemes are identified and discussed. RESULTS: Current classifications are inadequate to address the clinical and research needs of children and adolescents with eating disturbances and disorders. CONCLUSION: A range of possible changes in classification strategies for eating disorders in children and adolescents are described.

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Cited Authors

  • Bravender, T; Bryant-Waugh, R; Herzog, D; Katzman, D; Kreipe, RD; Lask, B; Le Grange, D; Lock, J; Loeb, K; Madden, S; Nicholls, D; O'Toole, J; Pinhas, L; Rome, E; Sokol-Burger, M; Wallen, U; Zucker, N; Workgroup for Classification of Eating Disorders in Children and Adolescents,

Published Date

  • November 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 40 Suppl /

Start / End Page

  • S117 - S122

PubMed ID

  • 17868122

Pubmed Central ID

  • 17868122

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0276-3478

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/eat.20458


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States