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Other specified feeding and eating disorders (OSFED): is an eating disorder that doesn't seem to neatly fit the description of anorexia, bulimia, or binge eating disorder diagnosis, it may be classified as an OSFED. Atypical anorexia fits under this umbrella, because people who have it don't necessarily fit the criteria of being underweight. "Often these individuals are at a higher weight when the eating disorder begins, and so at first their weight loss is not seen as a cause for concern by family and friends. Diet culture can be especially toxic for people who have atypical anorexia, because it might not recognize their weight loss or restrictive eating as a physical and mental illness. It actually prevents them from being diagnosed and accessing treatment as quickly as people who are underweight. 


Other eating disorders that fall under OSFED are bulimia or binge eating episodes that occur on an infrequent basis, purging disorder, which involves purging but without bingeing, and night eating syndrome (eating the majority of your food in the late evening, without having eaten much all day),


Unspecified feeding or eating disorder (UFED): applies to presentations in which symptoms characteristic of a feeding and eating disorder that cause clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functions predominate but do not meet the full criteria for any of the disorders in the feeding and eating disorders diagnostic class.


The unspecified feeding and eating disorder category is used in situations in which the clinician chooses not to specify the reason that the criteria are not met for a specific feeding and eating disorder, and includes presentation in which there is insufficient information to make a more specific diagnosis (e.g., in emergency room settings).


 Related disorders


Orthorexia: while it's not an official eating disorder diagnosis yet, orthorexia often involves disordered eating masked by a desire to eat "clean," "healthy," or "vegan." And that goal of eating super healthy can lead to an unhealthy relationship with food. Orthorexia can be fueled by the toxic diet and wellness culture. "People with orthorexia worry about food quality, bury themselves in food research, and cut out an increasing number of food groups, among other symptoms. The impulse for many people might not even be thinness, but weight loss is definitely possible with orthorexia.


Emetophobia: Is classified as a specific phobia, which also can lead to an eating disorder.  It is the fear of vomiting. Symptoms include being fearful of vomiting oneself, but also of seeing or hearing another person vomit or just seeing vomit.


Body dysmorphic disorder: is a mental health condition in which you can't stop thinking about one or more perceived defects or flaws in your appearance — a flaw that appears?

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