Other Specified and Feeding Eating Disorders (OSFED)
OSFED may present with many of the symptoms of other eating disorders such as Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa or Binge Eating Disorder but will not meet the full criteria for diagnosis of these disorders.
This does not mean that the person has a less serious eating disorder.
It is understood as one of the most common eating disorders due to
the variety and complexity of symptoms.
People with OSFED commonly present with extremely disturbed eating habits, and/or a distorted body image and/or overvaluation of shape and weight and/or an intense fear of gaining weight (if underweight).
OSFED was previously referred to as ‘Eating Disorders Not Other Specified’ (EDNOS).