If you have OSFED you don't meet all the criteria for anorexia, bulimia or binge eating disorder.
This doesn't mean that your eating disorder is less serious.
OSFED just means that your disorder doesn't fit into current diagnoses. Getting a diagnosis of OSFED can help you access treatment and support.
You can experience any feelings, actions or body changes linked to other eating disorders.
Previously, OSFED was known as ‘eating disorder not otherwise specified’ (EDNOS).
It’s not always obvious that someone has an eating disorder – remember, they are mental illnesses. If you’re worried about yourself or someone you know, even if only some of the signs on this page are present, you should still seek help immediately, as this gives the best chance of recovery. The first step is usually to make an appointment with the GP.
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