Pediatricians can serve as a frontline screen for body discomfort, gender dysphoria, and disordered eating attitudes and behaviors in transgendered youths.
Teens with ARFID have insufficient nutritional intake and significant weight loss or inadequate weight gain. However, the reasons behind their food avoidance differ from those seen in anorexia nervosa.
The DSM-5 introduced new categories for binge eating and avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder. An expert behind the updates explains why they matter in frontline clinical care.