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Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder

Avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder is characterized by a clinically significant struggle with eating (extreme “picky eating”) due to sensory issues, lack of interest in food, or concern of negative consequences of eating, but without body image disturbance.


  • Low body weight, normal weight, or overweight
  • Vitamin deficiencies, and/or other physical signs of malnutrition