(Other Specific Feeding and Eating Disorders)
- According to the DSM-5 criteria, to be diagnosed as having OSFED a person must present with a feeding or eating behaviors that cause clinically significant distress and impairment in areas of functioning, but do not meet the full criteria for any of the other feeding and eating disorders.
Examples of OSFED
- Atypical Anorexia Nervosa: All criteria are met, except despite significant weight loss, the individual’s weight is within or above the normal range.
- Purging Disorder: Recurrent purging behavior to influence weight or shape in the absence of binge eating
- Night Eating Syndrome: Recurrent episodes of night eating. Eating after awakening from sleep, or by excessive food consumption after the evening meal. The behavior is not better explained by environmental influences or social norms. The behavior causes significant distress/impairment. The behavior is not better explained by another mental health disorder (e.g. BED).
Consequences/Complications of Eating Disorders Medical Complications
While Eating Disorders are identified as a psychological disorder, it is also a serious medical condition that can come with a number of severe and potentially fatal physical complications. We have a medical professionals present throughout or treatment program to monitor physical symptoms and provide access to necessary medical interventions to ensure the physical health our clients throughout their treatment journey. Below is a list of some of the common medical complications present in individuals suffering from eating disorders. Many medical complications can arise before and during the treatment process, most of which will subside as an individual heals, but research also shows that there can be life long medical complications from the damage done through eating disorder behaviors.
- Hair loss
- Low potassium.
- Digestive difficulties
- Electrolyte imbalance
- Kidney infection and/or failure
- Low blood pressure
- Low body temperature
- Sleep problems
- Dental Problems.
- Acid Reflux
- Tearing of esophagus