ARFID is Avoidant / Restrictive Food Intake Disorder, an eating disorder that is characterized by a persistent and selective disturbance in eating or feeding that leads to a significant nutritional deficiency, weight loss, or other medical complications. Unlike other eating disorders, such as anorexia nervosa or bulimia, individuals with ARFID often do not have a distorted body image or fear of weight gain. Instead, they have an intense aversion to certain foods, textures, or colors, and may limit their diet to only a few "safe" foods.
ARFID can manifest in a variety of ways, but some common symptoms include:
If you or a loved one is experiencing any of these symptoms, it's important to consider ARFID recovery therapy from an eating disorder therapist in Chicago.
ARFID is diagnosed by a mental health professional, such as a psychiatrist or psychologist, who specializes in eating disorders. The diagnostic process typically involves a comprehensive assessment of the individual's medical history, eating habits, and psychological symptoms.
At Clarity Clinic, we use evidence-based diagnostic tools and assessments to accurately diagnose ARFID in adults and children and develop an individualized treatment plan for each patient.
At Clarity Clinic, we offer a range of evidence-based treatment options for ARFID, including:
Our experienced team of mental health professionals will work closely with each patient to develop a personalized treatment plan that addresses their unique needs and challenges.
At Clarity Clinic, we provide evidence-based, compassionate care to individuals with ARFID. Our team of mental health professionals has extensive experience in treating restrictive eating disorders and is committed to helping each patient achieve their recovery goals.
Contact us today to learn more about our ARFID treatment options for adults and children, and how we can help you or a loved one on the path to recovery.
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