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45 EDNOS/ OSFED Confessions

OSFED (Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorder) previously known as EDNOS (Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified) is the most prevalent eating disorder, and the least publicized. It takes on various features of anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, exercise addiction, night eating, pica, and rumination.

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45 EDNOS/ OSFED Confessions

Many people have only heard of Anorexia, Bulimia, and Binge Eating Disorder. The truth is that the most prevalent eating disorder is OSFED (Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorder). Before 2013, this was known as EDNOS (Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified).

OSFED or EDNOS takes on various features of Anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, exercise addiction, night eating, pica, and rumination (eating and then spitting out or regurgitating the food). Because of the disorder's various symptoms, it can be difficult to diagnose and treat. Many people who have the disorder just want their struggles to be heard and understood.

1. What?

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2. I Wish...

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3. How Can People Just Eat?

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4. As a Child Fears the Monster Under the Bed

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5. Treated Like a Diet

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6. Relief to Be Diagnosed

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7. Not Good Enough

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8. Stop fearing OSFED

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9. Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

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10. I Never Felt Like Enough

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11. Resigned

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12. Not Serious

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13. I'd Never Tell

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14. Doesn't Want to Watch Me Die

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15. Stuck

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16. Problems

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17. Logic

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18. Even My Disorders...

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19. Thought I was Getting Better

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20. You Deserve Help

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21. "EDNOS/OSFED Isn't a Real ED"

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22. Full Disclosure?

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23. That'd Be Lovely

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24. Scary

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25. I Barely Leave

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26. Supposed to be Recovered

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27. My Thinking Habits

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28. I'm So Scared

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29. EDNOS/OSFED is Valid

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30. Creeping Up On Me

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31. I Don't Even Know Anymore

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32. My Dad

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33. Actual Recovery

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34. Jealous

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35. Is It Possible to Drown Where There is no Water?

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36. Progress?

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37. I Never Knew

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38. Chaotic

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39. People Act Like It Doesn't Exist

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40. Still

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41. A Guy I Like

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42. Every Day

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43. Control

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44. Begin to Talk... Spread Awareness and Knowledge

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45. Don't Be At War With Yourself!

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Hope for Recovery

If you think you may have OSFED (EDNOS), you are not alone!

It is a real disorder. The symptoms may be chaotic and overwhelming, but there is hope for recovery. Find out more at the National Eating Disorder Association:

https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/other-specified-feeding-or-eating-disorder

If you want to share your story or find further links to resources, visit my blog: http://yamauthor.weebly.com/eating-disorder-help.html

Note: The author is not affiliated with the NEDA.
National Eating Disorders Association / Via nationaleatingdisorders.org

Note: The author is not affiliated with the NEDA.

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