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Table 1 Overview of criteria for recovery and duration of recovery. The articles are presented chronologically according to year of publication

From: Set-shifting, central coherence and decision-making in individuals recovered from anorexia nervosa: a systematic review

Authors Criteria Duration of recovery
Tchanturia et al., 2002 [10] Criteria for AN in the past Minimum 1 year
BMI 19–24
Regular menstruation
Normal eating patterns
Tchanturia et al., 2004 [15] Stable BMI Minimum 1 year
Regular periods
No psychotropic medication
Holliday et al., 2005 [16] Normal weight At least 1 year
Regular menses
Tchanturia et al., 2007 [17] BMI between 20 and 25 At least 1 year
Regular menstruation
Nakazato et al., 2009 [18] History of AN diagnosis according to the DSM-IV At least 1 year
BMI between 18.5–24
Regular menstrual cycles
Binge and purge behavior absent
No prescribed psychotropic medication
Lopez et al., 2009 [19] BMI between 19 and 26 In the current year
No binging, purging, food restriction or excessive exercise
Nakazato et al., 2010 [20] History of AN diagnosis according to the DSM-IV At least 1 year
BMI between 18.5–24
Regular menstrual cycles
Binge and purge behavior absent
No prescribed psychotropic medication
Roberts et al., 2010 [21] Healthy BMI (>  17.5) 1 year
Regular periods
No AN or BN behaviors
Tenconi et al., 2010 [14] Normal weight At least 3 years
Regular menses
No ED symptoms and good social and interpersonal outcome
Harrison et al., 2011 [13] Restored regular menstruation At least 1 year
No scores above 4 on EDE-Q
BMI > 18.5
Bühren et al., 2012 [12] Patients were tested before and after weight rehabilitation Mean duration of hospital treatment was 122 +/−  33 days, range: 57–193 days
Danner et al., 2012 [22] BMI > 18.5 and recovered menstrual cycle At least 12 consecutive months
EDE-Q and BDI not different from HC
Favaro et al., 2012 [23] Asymptomatic At least 3 months
Harrison et al., 2012 [24] Restored regular menstruation At least 1 year
No scores above 4 on EDE-Q
BMI > 18.5
Lindner et al., 2012 [25] No DSM-IV criteria At least 1 year
BMI between 18.5 and 26
Regular menstrual cycles
No ED specific cognitions
Tchanturia et al., 2012 [26] BMI > 18.5 At least 1 year
Restored menstruation
Absence of ED behaviors
Lindner et al., 2013 [27] No DSM-IV criteria At least 1 year
BMI between 18.5 and 26
Regular menstrual cycles
No ED specific cognitions
Lindner et al., 2014 [28] No DSM-IV criteria At least 1 year
BMI between 18.5 and 26
Regular menstrual cycles
No ED specific cognitions
Ritschel et al., 2015 [29] If > 18 years old, BMI > 18.5 At least 6 months
If < 18 years old, BMI > 10th BMI percentile
Menstruation
No binge, purge or restrictive eating pattern
Talbot et al., 2015 [9] BMI ≥ 18.5 Past 3 months (at minimum)
No binging, purging, restricting and driven or compulsive exercise
Scores on all subscales of EDE-Q within 1 SD of population  
norms
Ely et al., 2016 [30] Stable weight between 90 and 120% of ideal body weight Prior 12 months
Regular menstrual cycles
Sultson et al., 2016 [31] BMI > 18.5 At least 12 months
Recovered menstrual cycle
No differences from HC on the EDE-Q
Bentz et al., 2017 [11] If > 16 years old, BMI > 18.5 At least 1 year
If 14–15 years old, BMI-percentile corrected for age > 25th percentile
No present ED pathology
Global EDE-Q score within 1 SD of non-AN mean
MROAS ≥9
  1. AN anorexia nervosa, BDI Beck’s depression inventory, BMI body mass index, BN bulimia nervosa; DSM-IV Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th Edition, ED eating disorders, EDE-Q Eating disorders examination questionnaire HC healthy controls, MROAS Morgan Russel Outcome Assessment Schedule, SD standard deviation