Avoidant or Restrictive Food Intake Disorder

Previously known as a “feeding disorder of infancy and early childhood”

Individuals with this disorder experience disturbed eating either due to a lack of interest in eating or a distaste for certain smells, tastes, colors, textures or temperatures.

Common symptoms include:

– Eating habits that interfere with normal social functions, such as eating with others
– Nutrient deficiencies or dependence on supplements or tube feeding
– Weight loss or poor development for age and height