Symptoms of Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder

Individuals with avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder eat very little and/or avoid eating certain foods.

They may eat so little that they lose a substantial amount of weight.

Children with the disorder may not grow as expected.

Nutritional deficiencies are common and may become life threatening.

Because of their problems with eating, these individuals have difficulty participating in normal social activities, such as eating with other people and maintaining relationships with others.