Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorder (OSFED) is one of the three most common eating disorders and yet is one that is commonly met with delayed identification, misdiagnosis and therefore inappropriate or inadequate treatment. OSFED involves symptoms characteristic of an eating disorder that cause clinically significant impairment in psychological, social or other important areas of functioning but don’t meet full criteria for any of the other eating disorders. An example of someone with OSFED may meet the criteria for Anorexia Nervosa (AN) except for low body weight. Instead, weight loss may have started from a higher or normal weight, and the person may remain at a higher or normal weight.
We believe that recovery from OSFED is possible and we will work closely with your treatment team. The risks associated with OSFED are as clinically significant as other eating disorders with serious medical and psychological consequences. We believe that part of our role is to advocate for multidisciplinary care and provision of education as we understand that the risks of OSFED can be underestimated partly due to weight stigma.