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Feeding Disorder of Infancy or Early Childhood Symptoms and DSM-IV Diagnosis

Feeding Disorder of Infancy or Early Childhood Symptoms and Diagnosis Overview:

Feeding Disorder of Infancy or Early Childhood symptoms and diagnostic criteria follow below. While some of these Feeding Disorder of Infancy or Early Childhood symptoms may be recognized by family, teachers, legal and medical professionals,  and others, only  properly trained mental health professionals (psychologists, psychiatrists, professional counselors etc.) can or should even attempt to make a mental health diagnosis. Many additional factors are considered in addition to the Feeding Disorder of Infancy or Early Childhood symptoms in making proper diagnosis, including frequently medical and psychological testing considerations. This information on Feeding Disorder of Infancy or Early Childhood symptoms and diagnostic criteria are for information purposes only and should never replace the judgement and comprehensive assessment of a trained mental health clinician. 

 

Diagnostic criteria for 307.59 Feeding Disorder of Infancy or Early Childhood

  1. Feeding disturbance as manifested by persistent failure to eat adequately with significant failure to gain weight or significant loss of weight over at least I month.
  2. The disturbance is not due to an associated gastrointestinal or other general medical condition (e.g., esophageal reflux).
  3. The disturbance is not better accounted for by another mental disorder (e.g., Rumination Disorder) or by lack of available food.
  4. The onset is before age 6 years.

Also, See: Other Disorders Usually First Diagnosed in Infancy, Childhood, or Adolescence

Other Mental Health Diagnostic Symptoms and Criteria

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