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.
Eating disorder treatment is determined by the type of disorder and the symptoms you are experiencing. It typically includes a combination of psychological counselling or psychotherapy, nutrition instruction, medical monitoring, and, in some cases, medication.
Other health issues caused by an eating disorder must also be addressed as part of eating disorder therapy, as they can be severe or even fatal if left untreated for too long. If your eating disorder does not improve with conventional treatment or poses a health risk, you may require hospitalization or another type of inpatient program.
A systematic approach to eating disorder treatment can assist you in managing symptoms, regaining a healthy weight, and maintaining your physical and emotional health.