Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID), sometimes known as “selective eating disorder,” is an illness affecting eating or feeding behaviors that can significantly impact a person’s physical and mental health. Those who struggle with this disorder are typically unable to meet their body’s nutritional or energy needs, caused by a refusal to eat food or a tendency to avoid certain types of foods.
People with ARFID tend to have a lack of interest in eating or food in general. If you struggle with ARFID, you may find yourself avoiding foods based on textures, smells, or other sensory characteristics. Some individuals with ARFID may show concern or be obsessive about the consequences of eating certain foods, which are unrelated to their body image or weight.
If you are struggling with Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder, it is important to know that you are not alone. The Alliance is here and we understand what you are going through. While it may not seem feasible now, it’s important to know that life in full recovery is possible. Our team of experts is uniquely trained to seek out and connect you with the necessary resources to get you there. Connect with us at Findedhelp.com to find eating disorder treatment options near you today, or continue reading to discover more about Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder.