Avoidant & Restrictive Food Intake
Avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID), previously known as feeding disorder, is a type of eating disorder in which people eat only within an extremely narrow repertoire of foods. It is a serious mental health condition that causes the individual to restrict food intake by volume and/or variety. This avoidance may be based on appearance, smell, taste, texture (because of sensory sensitivity), brand, presentation, fear of aversive consequences, lack of interest in food, or a past negative experience with the food, to a point that may lead to nutritional deficiencies, failure to thrive, or other negative health outcomes. The fixation is not caused by a concern for body appearance or in an attempt to lose weight. 
Wiki Number: W020
Diagnosis: Avoidant & Restrictive Food Intake Disorder
Symptoms: eat only a very narrow menu of foods; cannot change eating habits
Progression: may exclude all fruits or all vegetable; certain certain colors, soft, etc. May still have digestive problems.
Medications: relaxation, systematic desensitization and review
Therapies: With adults, may disappear spontaneously; with cognitive behavior therapies.
Yuoutube Video: Living with Avoidant Restrictive
Food Intake Disorder
Amazon or Library Book: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
(Talking Therapy) for Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder
Click the book to link or order from Amazon.
Support Group: balancedtx.com, prior sign-up is required. (This group is based in New York City. I don’t know if it includes other areas.)
Contact your local Social Security office for possible Disability Benefits through their Disability Determination Services, Section 12.08.
4 CURRENT ARTICLES
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PubMed article’s summary-abstract.
- Digitally Delivered Dietary Interventions for Patients with Eating Disorders Undergoing Family-Based Treatment: Protocol for a Randomized Feasibility Trialby Megan Hellner on January 26, 2023
CONCLUSIONS: This study contributes to existing FBT literature by thoroughly exploring the acceptability of dietary interventions and their influence on weight restoration, an area in which research is sparse.
- Clinical features of adult patients with avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder presenting for medical stabilization: A descriptive studyby Allison Nitsch on January 25, 2023
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to describe the clinical features of adult patients with avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID) to better understand the medical findings, psychological comorbidities, and laboratory abnormalities in this population.
- Differentiating types of dietary restraint and their momentary relations with loss-of-control eatingby Stephanie M Manasse on January 23, 2023
OBJECTIVE: Despite evidence supporting the link between dietary restraint (i.e., attempts at dietary restriction) and loss of control (LOC) eating among individuals with binge-spectrum eating disorders (EDs), some research suggests that dietary restraint may not be linked to LOC eating in all contexts. It is currently unknown how often dietary restraint results in successful dietary restriction, or which types of restraint/restriction confer highest risk for LOC eating. Furthermore, little...
- Electrophysiological assessment of nutritional optic neuropathy: a case reportby Emily K O'Neill on January 18, 2023
CONCLUSIONS: Nutritional deficiencies are increasing in high-income countries and may be linked to the rise of gastrointestinal disorders, strict vegan and vegetarian diets and avoidant restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID) associated with conditions such as depression and autism spectrum syndrome (ASD). Our findings highlight the value of electrodiagnostic testing alongside imaging in complex nutritional optic neuropathies to help monitor, guide treatment and preserve remaining sight in a...