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Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder

Edited by:
Kendra Becker:
Massachusetts General Hospital, USA
Lauren Breithaupt: Massachusetts General Hospital, USA
Kamryn Eddy: Massachusetts General Hospital, USA

Submission Status: Open   |   Submission Deadline: 31 December 2023

Journal of Eating Disorders is calling for submissions to our Collection on Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder.

About the Collection

Avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID) was officially introduced in the psychiatric nomenclature in 2013. In the last decade we have witnessed an explosion of research on this heterogeneous and prevalent condition. In this Special Issue of the Journal of Eating Disorders, we call for papers representing the latest understanding of the epidemiology; clinical phenomenology and differential diagnosis; pathophysiology; treatment; and course of ARFID across the lifespan. Topics of special interest include the line of distinction between ARFID and other restricting eating disorders characterized by more prominent shape and weight concerns; considerations for tailoring treatment; and ARFID in those with psychiatric and medical comorbidities. We will be especially receptive to submissions from early-stage investigators and those from backgrounds that are underrepresented in our field.

  1. Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) is a newly described eating disorder. Adequate levels of food literacy allow individuals to have adequate food choices. This study aimed to assess the prevalen...

    Authors: Tingting Yin, Wenjing Tu, Yiting Li, Min Yang, Lina Huang, Sumin Zhang and Guihua Xu
    Citation: Journal of Eating Disorders 2023 11:211
  2. Avoidant restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID) has similar prevalence to anorexia nervosa (AN) in adults, but research in this population is lacking. Although inpatient or residential treatment involving nu...

    Authors: Irina A. Vanzhula, Erin Wang, Mary K. Martinelli, Colleen Schreyer and Angela S. Guarda
    Citation: Journal of Eating Disorders 2023 11:206
  3. Recent research suggests that individuals with eating disorders (EDs) report elevated anhedonia, or loss of pleasure. Although individuals with avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID) often express t...

    Authors: Sarah C. Dolan, P. Evelyna Kambanis, Casey M. Stern, Kendra R. Becker, Lauren Breithaupt, Julia Gydus, Sarah Smith, Madhusmita Misra, Nadia Micali, Elizabeth A. Lawson, Kamryn T. Eddy and Jennifer J. Thomas
    Citation: Journal of Eating Disorders 2023 11:198
  4. Avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID) is an eating disorder that involves restrictive or avoidant eating behaviour not related to weight or body image concerns. It was first included in the Diagnos...

    Authors: Hannah L. Kennedy, Leonie M. Hitchman, Michaela A. Pettie, Cynthia M. Bulik and Jennifer Jordan
    Citation: Journal of Eating Disorders 2023 11:196
  5. Although avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID) presents the replacement and extension of feeding disorders of infancy and childhood, previous research into ARFID concentrated mainly on older patien...

    Authors: Luise Brosig, Dominik Düplois, Andreas Hiemisch, Wieland Kiess, Anja Hilbert, Franziska Schlensog-Schuster and Ricarda Schmidt
    Citation: Journal of Eating Disorders 2023 11:190
  6. No guidelines currently exist that represent a standardization of care for Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) on an inpatient service. Unique features of this diagnosis (e.g., sensory sensitivit...

    Authors: Sasha Gorrell, Siena S. Vendlinski, Arianna S. Thompson, Amanda E. Downey, Rachel Kramer, Lisa Hail, Sharon Clifton, Sarah Forsberg, Erin E. Reilly, Elizabeth Saunders, Sara M. Buckelew and Daniel Le Grange
    Citation: Journal of Eating Disorders 2023 11:165
  7. No epidemiological data is yet available on Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) in Arab countries, which may in part be due to the lack of measures available in Arabic language. This constitutes ...

    Authors: Feten Fekih-Romdhane, Rabih Hallit, Diana Malaeb, Fouad Sakr, Mariam Dabbous, Toni Sawma, Sahar Obeid and Souheil Hallit
    Citation: Journal of Eating Disorders 2023 11:143
  8. Avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID) is a restrictive eating disorder commonly associated with medical complications of undernutrition and low weight. In adolescence, a critical time for bone accr...

    Authors: Aluma Chovel Sella, Kendra R. Becker, Meghan Slattery, Kristine Hauser, Elisa Asanza, Casey Stern, Megan Kuhnle, Nadia Micali, Kamryn T. Eddy, Madhusmita Misra, Jennifer J. Thomas and Elizabeth A. Lawson
    Citation: Journal of Eating Disorders 2023 11:106
  9. Sleep difficulties are common in patients with anorexia nervosa (AN), but objective assessments have mostly been performed in hospital and laboratory settings. We aimed to identify differences in sleep pattern...

    Authors: Malin Mandelid Kleppe, Ute Kessler, Guro Årdal Rekkedal, Hanna Flækøy Skjåkødegård and Yngvild Sørebø Danielsen
    Citation: Journal of Eating Disorders 2023 11:76

Submission Guidelines

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This Collection welcomes all types of articles, including reviews, research papers, case reports, and commentaries. Should you wish to submit a different article type, please read our submission guidelines to confirm that type is accepted by the journal. Articles for this Collection should be submitted via our submission system, Snapp. During the submission process you will be asked whether you are submitting to a Collection, please select "Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder" from the dropdown menu.

Articles will undergo the journal’s standard peer-review process and are subject to all of the journal’s standard policies. Articles will be added to the Collection as they are published.

The Editors have no competing interests with the submissions which they handle through the peer-review process. The peer-review of any submissions for which the Editors have competing interests is handled by another Editorial Board Member who has no competing interests.