A Brief Test for ARFID Symptoms

Avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID) is a complex and widely misunderstood eating disorder. Take this short ARFID self-assessment quiz to determine if you or a loved one need help.

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Please note: this online eating disorder screening test is not intended to diagnose an illness. If you are struggling with eating disorder behaviors, we encourage you to call us at 877-825-8584 or find an experienced eating disorder treatment professional near you. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please dial 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.

Find Help for ARFID

If left untreated, ARFID symptoms can build in intensity and seriousness, which is especially concerning for children and adolescents going through the most developmentally important stages of their life.

Dealing with ARFID is scary, especially if it’s your child that’s suffering. Fortunately, there is hope for recovery and a life free of this eating disorder. Eating Recovery Center is the nation's only health care system dedicated to the treatment of ARFID at all levels of care including inpatient treatment, residential treatment, partial hospitalization treatment and intensive outpatient treatment. Please call us at 877-825-8584 to learn more about our treatment options or visit our location finder below.

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What is ARFID?

Avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder is more than just “picky eating.” Unlike other eating disorders, such as anorexia nervosa or bulimia, individuals with ARFID are not trying to change their body size or weight. Rather, people with ARFID fail to meet their daily nutritional or energy needs due to:

  • Inflexible eating habits
  • Fear-based food restrictions
  • A lack of interest in food or a limited food intake

This eating disorder affects all genders and is more common in children and young adolescents. However, it can occur in late adolescence and adulthood as well. Unfortunately, children with ARFID frequently become malnourished because of the limited variety of foods they will eat, underscoring the importance of treating this worrisome eating disorder.1 Serious health risks associated with ARFID include weight loss, nutritional deficiencies, growth problems and more. Discover more facts about ARFID below.

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