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Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder

Katherine McEvoy, M.D., Peter Girolami, M.D.
Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder is a topic covered in the Johns Hopkins Psychiatry Guide.

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  • A disorder that encompasses atypical patterns of food intake or avoidance, that are not motivated by weight change or body image, cannot be explained by a medical illness, and that result in weight/nutritional disturbances or functional impairment
  • Avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder is diagnosed when an individual fails to consistently consume an adequate number of calories and nutrients by mouth, potentially leading to significant weight loss or lack of appropriate weight gain, nutritional deficiencies, dependence on enteral feedings or oral nutritional supplements, and/or impairment in psychosocial functioning.

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Last updated: May 2, 2017


McEvoy, Katherine, and Peter Girolami. "Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder." Johns Hopkins Psychiatry Guide, 2017. Johns Hopkins Guide, www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Psychiatry_Guide/787077/all/Avoidant_Restrictive_Food_Intake_Disorder.
McEvoy K, Girolami P. Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder. Johns Hopkins Psychiatry Guide. 2017. https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Psychiatry_Guide/787077/all/Avoidant_Restrictive_Food_Intake_Disorder. Accessed July 22, 2019.
McEvoy, K., & Girolami, P. (2017). Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder. In Johns Hopkins Psychiatry Guide. Available from https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Psychiatry_Guide/787077/all/Avoidant_Restrictive_Food_Intake_Disorder
McEvoy K, Girolami P. Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder [Internet]. In: Johns Hopkins Psychiatry Guide. ; 2017. [cited 2019 July 22]. Available from: https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Psychiatry_Guide/787077/all/Avoidant_Restrictive_Food_Intake_Disorder.
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