What is Other Specified Feeding and Eating Disorder (OSFED)?

Other Specified Feeding and Eating Disorder (OSFED) is an eating disorder classification for those who do not meet the diagnostic criteria for any other eating disorders. Some of the most typical forms of unspecified eating (OSFED) disorders include orthorexia, excessive/compulsive exercise, body dysmorphic disorder, and diabulimia. Individuals with OSFED often have extremely disturbed eating habits, a distorted body image, overvaluation of physical appearance and weight, and an intense fear of gaining weight.

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Signs and Symptoms

Individuals with OSFED have some but not all of the symptoms of anorexia or bulimia. Through our OSFED treatment center, you can receive the otherwise specified feeding or eating disorder treatment you deserve.

  • All criteria for Anorexia met except regular menses are still occurring
  • All criteria for Bulimia met except that binge eating and inappropriate compensatory mechanisms occur at a frequency of less than twice a week or for a duration of less than 3 months
  • Criteria for Anorexia met except that weight remains in the normal range
  • Regular use of inappropriate compensatory behavior by a normal weight individual after eating small amounts of food
  • Repeatedly chewing and spitting out, but not swallowing, large amounts of food
  • Binge Eating Disorder- to binge uncontrollably on large amounts of food – sometimes thousands of calories at a time – but DO NOT purge the calories after they are consumed

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