Food phobia or Selective eating disorder(SED) or Avoidant/Restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID) treatment
Food phobia or Selective eating disorder(SED) or Avoidant/Restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID) is a very common problem, I have treated hundreds on clients in the past year and eating disorders seem to be on the rise.
Selective eating disorder is actually recognised as a valid disorder and is now listed in the 5th addition of the Diagnostic and statistic manual of mental disorders (DSM-5) Which your GP would refer to.
Fussy eaters report an inability to eat or swallow certain foods, sometimes whole food groups can be avoided, like sauces, or veg, some are avoided based on texture or colour.
Most sufferers experience anxiety towards the avoided food groups, for fear of gaging, being sick or even not being able to get rid of the taste.
Most fussy eaters maintain a healthy weight, although in severe cases sufferers lose vast amounts of weight, some sufferers of selective eating disorder have nutrition deficiency and can have a low immune system.
Children tend to stick to familiar foods chicken and chips.
The good news is that Food phobias or Selective eating disorders are fairly easy to remedy.
The most successful treatment for Selective eating disorders are systematic desensitisation mixed with hypnotherapy.
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