ARFID Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder is a relatively new diagnosis, and was previously named to as Selective Eating Disorder.
ARFID is a serious medical and mental health condition that can be life-threatening.
Significant weight-loss (or inability to gain weight or stunting growth in affected children). Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake disorder can cause significant nutritional deficiencies in the body and a dependence on oral other nutritional supplements. ARFID can cause a distinct interference with psychosocial and or psychological functions in patients.