OSFED, or Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorder, is characterized as disturbances in eating behavior that does not necessarily fall into the specific category of anorexia, bulimia, or binge eating disorder. It is the most common eating disorder diagnosis. Warning signs and related medical/psychological conditions of FED-NEC are similar to and just as severe as, those for the other eating disorders. Around 30% of people who seek treatment for an eating disorder have OSFED.
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 is the most common eating disorder diagnosed in adults as well as adolescents and affects both males and females.
Getting Help For OSFED
Recovery from an eating disorder is possible. It’s happening every day at The Meadows Ranch. For additional information about the treatment of eating disorders, please call to speak to an Intake Coordinator.