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date: 22 September 2019

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A primary goal of the research domain criteria (RDoC) project from the National Institute of Mental Health in the United States is to better characterize and understand the pathology and etiology of mental illness by examining constructs with biological underpinnings and their effects on psychiatric symptoms. This endeavor shows promise in helping to better conceptualize dysfunction in the field of eating disorders, where there appears to be great heterogeneity within diagnostic groups. Treatments designed for a particular diagnosis may result in improved remission rates if they instead target underlying mechanisms of eating disorder symptoms. This system is not without challenge and limitations, however. This chapter includes a brief review of relevant literature on the proposed RDoC functional domains in eating disorders and discussion of the benefits and costs of this type of approach in improving patient care.

Keywords: RDoC, research domain criteria, eating disorder, classification, research, dysfunction

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