Anorexia nervosa, often referred to simply as anorexia, is an eating disorder characterized by low weight, fear of gaining weight, and a strong desire to be thin, resulting in food restriction. Many people with anorexia see themselves as overweight even though they are in fact underweight.
Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) ARFID was introduced as a new diagnostic category in the recently published DSM-V. The ARFID diagnosis describes individuals whose symptoms do not match the criteria for traditional eating disorder diagnoses, but who, nonetheless, experience clinically significant struggles with eating and food.
How Is Pica Treated? Given the risk of medical complications (such as lead poisoning) associated with pica, close medical monitoring is necessary throughout treatment of the eating behavior. Additionally, close collaboration with a mental health team skilled in treating pica is ideal for optimal treatment of these complex cases.
Rumination Disorder is the repeated regurgitation and rechewing of food and has been reclassified as a legitimate eating disorder in DSM-5. Rumination Disorder is the repeated regurgitation and rechewing of food and has been reclassified as a legitimate eating disorder in DSM-5.