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Critically evaluate the relative importance of BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGICAL AND SOCIAL FACTORS IN THE PREVENTION OF EATING DISORDERS Abstract Definition The American Psychiatric Association APA describes eating disorders as characterized by a chronic disturbance of eating that damages health and or psychosocial functioning APA 2013 The fifth and last version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders DSM 5 from the American Psychiatric Association distinguishes between five types of eating disorders Anorexia Nervosa AN Bulimia Nervosa BN Binge Eating Disorder BEN and Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder ARFID which is more common in children Treasure 2016 Furthermore the DSM 5 includes two new categories of eating disorders that are Other Specific Feeding or Eating Disorder OSFED and Unspecified Feeding or Eating Disorder UFED these two categories aim to acknowledge the conditions that do not fit more precisely in any of the eating disorders mentioned previously Eatingdisorders 2016 The disorder or Anorexia Nervosa is diagnosed when someone s weight is 15 below the expected weight for them according to their height age and sex together with a strong aversion to gain weight and an excessive preoccupation with their weight and food intake 

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