TO BE DIAGNOSED WITH Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorder (OSFED)

Previously referred to as Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (EDNOS), the term Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorder (OSFED) specifies a category of eating disorders that do not fulfill the diagnostic criteria of anorexia nervosa, bulimia, BED, ARFID or pica. People with OSFED struggle with body dysmorphia, often over exercise and tend to isolate themselves from family and society.

OSFED includes eating diseases such as atypical anorexia nervosa, night eating syndrome and purging disorder.

  • Almost 3% of young girls under 20 years old are likely to suffer from atypical anorexia nervosa.
  • Worldwide 2% of people suffer from night eating syndrome and 9% of obese patients struggle with night eating syndrome.
  • Although among men anorexia nervosa occurs more often than atypical anorexia nervosa., mainly young men under 20 years old struggle with atypical anorexia nervosa.
  • Almost half of adolescents with atypical anorexia nervosa reveal suicidal tendencies.