A Guide To Understanding ARFID
Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) is a condition that involves the restriction of specific food types and/or volume of food because of the taste, texture, or fear of aversive consequences, like choking or vomiting. There is also a subset of individuals with ARFID whose reduced food intake is due to chronically low appetite or low interest in food or eating. In ARFID, selective or restrictive eating is not driven by a concern with controlling weight or shape.
Columbus Park is glad to provide a resource for professionals, loved ones and individuals affected by ARFID. Inside you will learn more about signs and symptoms, co-occurring conditions, health consequences and treatment options.