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Feb 29, 2024 | 11:30am - 12:30pm MST

Assessment and Treatment of Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID): How it Differs from Anorexia Nervosa and Requires Unique Treatment Interventions

1 CME/CNE/CE Credit Hour
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This presentation will explore the psychology and treatment of avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID), including how it presents in a clinical setting among pediatric and adult patients, what factors underly the development and persistence of ARFID, how it differs from and is similar to anorexia nervosa (AN), and what treatment strategies hold promise in addressing this feeding disorder. 

The target audience for this continuing education program is mental health providers and clinicians working with individuals with eating disorders and other mental health diagnoses, hospital physicians, nurses who have eating disorder experience. Materials are appropriate for learners with an introductory level of understanding about eating disorders and their treatment.  


Educational Objectives:  

Identify the clinical presentation of ARFID in both pediatric and adult populations, how it is similar to but different from anorexia nervosa (AN), and how to diagnose the feeding disorder 

  • Discuss the 3 subtypes of the disorder and how to identify the main driver of persistence to inform treatment 
  • Examine innovative treatment strategies as well as the benefit of a multidisciplinary approach to treatment 

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ACUTE Earns Prestigious Center of Excellence Designation from Anthem
In 2018, the ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders & Severe Malnutrition at Denver Health was honored by Anthem Health as a Center of Excellence for Medical Treatment of Severe and Extreme Eating Disorders. ACUTE is the first medical unit ever to achieve this designation in the field of eating disorders. It comes after a rigorous review process.

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