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Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder and Anorexia Nervosa Subtypes: How do they Compare?

01 Feb 2016

Avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID) is a relatively new eating disorder diagnosis introduced with the publication of the DSM-5. The current literature has compared ARFID patients to anorexia nervosa (AN) and bulimia nervosa (BN) patients, but no studies have compared ARFID to AN-restricting and AN-binge/purge subtypes in presentation and treatment outcomes. This study aimed to characterize ARFID patients presenting for inpatient medical stabilization when compared to AN-restricting subtype (AN-R) and AN binge/purge subtype (AN-BP) patients.

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