Category: ARFID

The Rise of ARFID

African American child with ARFID You may have heard of the acronym, ARFID, but not know what it stands for. It is a lesser-known type of Eating Disorder, and it stands for Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder. This disorder, by the name, is often thought of as a form of “picky-eating,” but it actually is much more complex than this. According [...]
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ARFID in Teens and Children

Girl struggling with perfection traits and has a High Suicide Risk who needs Early Intervention What is ARFID? What is ARFID in teens, and how is it different than anorexia nervosa and other eating disorders? This is a common question. Thankfully, ARFID is being better understood by professionals who treat eating disorders. ARFID in teens, children, adolescents, etc. are more than “picky eaters” as they are sometimes labeled. Before the [...]
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Inpatient Medical Stabilization Practices for ARFID Patients Reviewed

Dr. Mark Gold’s Research You Can Use Avoidant/Restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID) can lead to impaired growth and significant nutritional deficiencies. In fact, ARFID patients can become so nutritionally compromised that they may require medical stabilization in a hospital. However, treatment of ARFID still remains poorly understood and under-researched. A recent study surveyed physicians in the [...]
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Avoidant & Restrictive Food Intake Disorder & Family Therapy

Woman thinking about Family Therapy for ARFID Contributed by Canopy Cove Family therapy is proven to be vastly helpful in treating numerous mental illnesses and eating disorders are no different. Avoidant and Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) is often experienced by children and, therefore, can be particularly helped when the family becomes involved in treatment. Diagnosis ARFID is a disorder new to the [...]
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Effective Treatments for Co-Occurring ARFID and Autism

Woman looking at a lake Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) is a diagnosable feeding disorder recognized in the DSM-5. ARFID involves rigidity around eating and avoiding certain food types, which results in insufficient calorie intake. This disorder can occur throughout the lifespan in all ages. Food avoidance may be based on inaccurate information or incorrect beliefs about food intolerance and [...]
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Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder: Signs and Symptoms

Young woman needing Treatment For ARFID With the more well-known eating disorders gaining headlines in the mainstream, it can be easy to forget that there are several other eating and feeding disorders outside of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder. Regardless of what the disorder itself is, individuals who struggle with these types of diseases typically face enormous challenges [...]
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