PFD and ARFID
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“Statement from Jaclyn”
View diagnostic criteria for PFD and ARFID
These 6 questions have been shown to accurately identify and differentiate PFD from typical feeding development in children 0-4 years of age.
The PARDI-AR-Q is a self-report measure of the symptoms of avoidant restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID), based on the Pica, ARFID, and Rumination Disorder Interview (PARDI; recommended citation: Bryant‐Waugh, R., Micali, N., Cooke, L., Lawson, E. A., Eddy, K. T., & Thomas, J. J. (2019). Development of the Pica, ARFID, and Rumination Disorder Interview, a multi‐informant, semi‐structured interview of feeding disorders across the lifespan: A pilot study for ages 10–22. International Journal of Eating Disorders. 52(4):378-387)
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