What is OSFED?
OSFED (Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorder), previously called EDNOS (Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified), is characterized by mixed, complex symptoms. While less understood, OSFED is not less serious or less deserving of treatment than any other eating or feeding disorder.
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The category of “other specified feeding or eating disorders” (OSFED) includes combinations of symptoms that don’t meet the strict diagnostic criteria of one specific eating disorder but which still significantly interfere with one's ability to function and thrive.
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Symptoms of OSFED
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- Demonstrate behaviors and attitudes showing weight loss, dieting, and control of food as primary concerns
- Feeling overweight despite weight loss
- Denies feeling hungry
- Evidence of purging behaviors such as frequent trips to the bathroom after meals and signs of vomiting.
- Development of food rituals (e.g. eats only a particular food or food group)
- Obsession with food cleanliness or exercise
- Withdraws from usual social engagements and activities
- Abdominal pain or digestive issues
- Negative body image and low self-esteem
- Evidence of binge eating
- Loss of control when eating including impulsive or irregular eating habits