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DSM-5 Feeding and Eating Disorders

Dr. Marsha Marcus provides an overview on feeding and eating disorders in relation to the new DSM-5.

Educational objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss changes in diagnostic criteria in DSM-5 Feeding and Eating Disorders, which will enhance diagnostic precision and treatment planning.
  • Describe new DSM-5 Feeding and Eating diagnostic categories for classifying eating and eating-related disorders.

Reading Resources:

  1. Attia E, Becker AE, Bryant-Waugh R, Hoek HW, Kreipe RE, Marcus MD, Mitchell JE, Striegel RH, Walsh BT, Wilson GT, Wolfe BE, Wonderlich S. Feeding and eating disorders in DSM-5. Am J Psychiatry. 2013 Nov 1;170(11):1237-9.
  2. Wildes JE, Forbes EE, Marcus MD. Advancing research on cognitive flexibility in eating disorders: the importance of distinguishing attentional set-shifting and reversal learning. Int J Eat Disord. 2014 Apr;47(3):227-30.
  3. Wildes JE, Marcus MD. Incorporating dimensions into the classification of eating disorders: three models and their implications for research and clinical practice. Int J Eat Disord. 2013 Jul;46(5):396-403


Dr. Marcus has financial interests with the following proprietary entity or entities producing health care goods or services as indicated below: 

Consultant: Weight Watchers International, Inc.

All presenters disclosure of relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients is listed above.  No other planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of .75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.075) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to .75 contact hour.

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Release Date: 5/10/2014 | Last Modified On: 7/15/2016 | Expires: 7/17/2017



Marsha D. Marcus, PhD

Marsha D. Marcus, PhD Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology
Department of Psychiatry
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC
3811 O'Hara St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Office Phone: (412) 246-6371
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