Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder

Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder

A Source of Fear and Anxiety Avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder, or ARFID, was previously known as selective eating disorder. Professionals thought that it only affected infants and children. However, the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders renamed it and broadened the criteria. It now includes adults who restrict their food…