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Avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID)

Unlike people with disorders such as anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa, those with ARFID are not concerned about weight or appearance. They have issues consuming certain foods, which can lead to nutritional problems. ARFID symptoms typically show up in infancy or childhood

Bulimia nervosa

Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder in which there’s a cycle of binging and purging calories through actions like vomiting, laxatives or compulsive exercise. It’s related to self-image.

Anorexia nervosa

Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder in which people obsess about their weight and what they eat. They maintain a body weight well below what’s normal for their height and age, often through starving or excessive exercise. Anorexia is the third most common chronic illness among teen girls according to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders.


Children’s Pedcast: Family-based treatment of eating disorders

Drs. Ivan Eisler, Daniel Le Grange and Julie Lesser discuss the family-based treatment of eating disorders.

Children’s Minnesota Dedicates New Eating Disorders Inpatient Unit

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL, Minn. – (August 8, 2016) – Today, Children’s Minnesota celebrated the dedication of its inpatient facility for the Center for the Treatment of Eating Disorders at its St. Paul, Minn. campus. Named the Goven Family Eating Disorders and Nutritional Stabilization Unit, it is the first of its kind in the region, offering immediate, round-the-clock access for critically ill children, adolescents and young adults needing medical and nutritional stabilization from complications of an eating disorder – the most life-threatening mental illness. The dedicated medical unit, with access to 26 beds, was made possible with a $1.5 million gift from Greg and Jane Goven and their adult children Tami and Chad, to support the Center’s mission of changing the standard of care for kids and teens with eating disorders.

Grand Rounds: Avoidant-Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID)

Jun 09, 2016, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM, Minneapolis

This week's grand rounds will feature:

Center for Eating Disorders – Education Series

More details about our 2017 series coming soon!

It’s not a choice: Inside the brains of eating disorder patients

Sep 22, 2016, 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM, Saint Paul

Center for the Treatment of Eating Disorders – 2016 Education Series

Know the warning signs: Detecting eating disorders earlier to treat patients more successfully

Jun 08, 2016, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM, Edina

Center for the Treatment of Eating Disorders – 2016 Education Series

Coming together: Empowering families to successfully treat eating disorders

Mar 03, 2016, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM, Edina

Center for the Treatment of Eating Disorders – 2016 Education Series