Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID), also known as “extreme picky eating,” is an eating disorder impacting thousands of Americans, particularly children. It can result in failure to gain developmentally-appropriate weight, reduced energy levels, malnutrition and various developmental delays.
Walden Behavioral Care’s Rebekah Bardwell Doweyko helps you better understand ARFID in this brief video:
In this video, you’ll learn more about ARFID including:
• What is ARFID? • Who does ARFID impact? • What are common warning signs of ARFID? • What are some examples of ARFID cases? • How does ARFID differ from picky eating? • What should you do if you suspect your child/loved one has ARFID?
For more information on ARFID, including treatment resources, click here.