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Friday, December 29, 2017

Extreme picky eaters are at higher risk of depression

Children who are extreme picky eaters may have an eating disorder that puts them at a higher risk for depression and anxiety.

A child who is underweight, eats less than 20 types of foods and gets anxious around food may suffer from avoidant restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID), the second most common eating disorder in children under 12.

The anxiety and fear ARFID sufferers experience around new food can cause social limitations, such as the inability to eat at a friend's house or go to a birthday dinner, which can lead to depression and other eating disorders.

A registered nutritionist revealed to Daily Mail Online her method for combating picky eaters in a program she runs called Picky Eater Rehab.



Anonymous said...

Don't we come up with some of the stupidest stuff to print. ARFID , you got to be kidding! Maybe this is a way to keep the shrinks alive and well by paying them for a prescription of needless medicine. Maybe we should Trump this !

Anonymous said...

Let me get this straight I either try and eat properly or "picky" and battle depression or eat like an animal and become obese like the majority of people in this country

Anonymous said...

ARFID? Picky eater rehab? Give me a break, when I was growing up you ate what was put on the table or you didn't eat.