What Is OSFED?

What is Disordered Eating – OSFED?

OSFED stands for Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorder. An individual can be diagnosed with OSFED when their symptoms do not neatly fall into one of the other eating disorder diagnostic categories. It is important to note that this does not make OSFED any less serious or worthy of treatment compared to other eating disorders. In fact, OSFED is the most common of all eating disorders and affects individuals of all ages, races and genders.

Is It Really an Eating Disorder?

We live in a culture with rigid ideals about food, weight and size, so it can be difficult to recognize when your thoughts and behaviors have become dangerous. Take a quiz and find out.

Disordered Eating – OSFED Warning Signs

Similar to any other type of eating disorder, OSFED can have serious medical consequences. Key signs you or someone you know may be struggling with OSFED include:

  • Disordered eating symptoms
  • Compensatory behaviors
  • Body dissatisfaction
  • Emotional distress

How to Help Someone with Disordered Eating – OSFED

Individuals with eating disorders deserve and require professional evaluation, diagnosis and treatment. Parents, family or friends—in collaboration with a mental health professional—can play an active and essential role in restoring healthy eating. Reach out to a Renfrew Program Information Specialist to schedule a FREE assessment or to learn more about our services.

Thinking About Treatment?

Effectively Treating Disordered Eating – OSFED

Recovery means much more than just stopping dieting, restricting, binge eating, and purging. It also means identifying the patterns, thoughts, behaviors, and emotions that underlie disordered eating – and working to build emotional tolerance so that individuals no longer need eating disorder symptoms as a means of coping.

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