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Stanford ARFID Treatment Study

Children ages 6-12 with symptoms of Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) and their families are invited to participate in a Family-Based Treatment (FBT) vs. a manualized Non-Specific Care (NSC) research study through the Stanford Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. The study consists of 14 one-hour telehealth sessions in either treatment arm, along with required medical management, over the course of 4 months. Treatment will be provided by doctoral-level, highly skilled therapists.   

Who Can Participate?  

  • Children ages 6-12  
  • Underweight 
  • Symptoms of ARFID (undereating, picky eating, and/or fearfulness of eating) 
  • Able to speak English  
  • Living with at least one parent (the whole family will be enrolled for treatment)  
  • Medically stable for outpatient treatment  
  • Able to make a 6-month commitment  

 For more information, or to sign up for the study, please email Eliza at arfidstudy@stanford.edu, or call her at (650) 723-5521. Please reach out to Eliza with any questions or concerns! “

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