Research Themes

How can the classification system for EDs be improved?
Why do so many ED individuals with EDs fall within the OSFED/UFED categories?
What is the evidence for the DSM-5 severity index?

The existing DSM-5 scheme for classifying EDs is unsatisfactory and anomalous for both clinical practice and research, since women often change between diagnostic categories. We have designed studies that aim to expand on the extant classification literature of EDs by examining the empirical validity and clinical meaningfulness of ED using novel statistical techniques such as Latent profile Analyses (LPA), Cluster analyses and Network Analyses.

Selected Publications:

De Paoli, T., Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, M., Huang, C., & Krug, I. (2020). A network analysis of borderline personality disorder symptoms in disordered eating. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY. 76(4), 787-800. doi:10.1002/jclp.22916

Krug, I., Granero, R., Giles, S., Riesco, N., ….& Fernández-Aranda, F. (2020). A Cluster Analysis of Purging Disorder: Validation analyses with eating disorder symptoms, general psychopathology and personality. EUROPEAN EATING DISORDERS REVIEW.

Krug, I., Dang, A. B., Granero, R., Agüera, Z., Sánchez, I., Riesco, N., Jimenez-Murcia, S., Menchón, J.M.,  Fernandez-Aranda, F. (2020). Drive for Thinness Provides an Alternative, More Meaningful, Severity Indicator than the DSM-5 Severity Indices for Eating Disorders. EUROPEAN EATING DISORDERS REVIEW.