How Do Doctors Diagnose ARFID?

Doctors can diagnose ARFID with one or more of the following tests:

  • Review of your child’s medical history and eating habits
  • Physical exam to check for signs of malnutrition
  • Blood test to check vitamin levels and overall health
  • DXA scan (imaging of the bones in the wrist to check bone density)
  • Evaluation of your child’s body mass index (BMI, or weight in relation to their gender and height)

Your child might also meet with a psychologist (doctor who treats mental health).

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