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Stanford ARFID Treatment Study

The Stanford Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is inviting children ages 6-12 with a diagnosis of ARFID (Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder) and their families to participate in a Family-Based Treatment (FBT) vs. a manualized Non-Specific Care (NSC) research study. Families will be randomized to either FBT or NSC treatment, with medical management required for both treatment arms. Both treatments consist of 14 one-hour telehealth sessions over the course of 4 months. Treatment will be provided by doctoral-level, highly skilled therapists.

Who Can Participate?

  • Children ages 6-12
  • Current diagnosis of ARFID
  • 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, or call her at (650) 723-5521. Please reach out to Eliza with any questions or concerns!

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