Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder
With the publication of the DSM-V came several changes in the eating disorder diagnostic criteria–one was the addition of a new diagnosis-more commonly referred to as ARFID. Individuals with ARFID have some type of problem with eating. As a result of the eating problem, inadequate calories and subsequent weight loss occurs.
Below is the diagnostic criteria for ARFID according to the DSM-V
- Significant loss of weight (or failure to achieve expected weight gain or faltering growth in children).
- Significant nutritional deficiency
- Dependence on enteral feeding or oral nutritional supplements
- Marked interference with psychosocial functioning
With the addition of the ARFID diagnosis hopefully the community will better be able to diagnosis and treat this condition.