National Eating Disorders Association

Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder

  • Failure to consume adequate amounts of food, with serious nutritional consequences, but without the psychological features of anorexia nervosa.

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  • The persistent eating, over a period of at least one month, of substances that are not food and do not provide nutritional value.

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Rumination Disorder

  • Regurgitation of food that has already been swallowed. The regurgitated food is often re-swallowed or spit out.

Unspecified Feeding or Eating Disorder

  • When behaviors do not meet full criteria for any of the other feeding and eating disorders, but still cause clinically significant problems.
  • Alternatively, when clinician is unable to assess whether an individual meets criteria for another disorder, for example, when there is a lack of information in an emergency situation.