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Avoidant, restrictive eating often confused with anorexia

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Patients with avoidant, restrictive food intake disorder need special attention and referral, but many specialists dont understand the condition, new research shows. These patients "are presenting to GI clinics and primary clinics. Theyre not presenting to a psychiatric clinic saying they have a fear of eating," said Kimberly Harer, MD, a gastroenterologist at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

"Thats why its so critical for us to be able to identify the red flags," she said during the presidential plenary here at the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting.

“The hallmark of avoidant, restrictive food intake disorder, commonly known as ARFID — which became an official diagnosis when the DSM-5 was published 6 years ago — is when food restrictions "spiral out of control”… (Medscape)

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