An atypical eating disorder is one which does not fall into the diagnostic categories clearly. These are now classed as Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorders and were previously known as Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified. These types of disorders may include a mixture of symptoms. This can cover a wide range of disordered eating habits for example, eating a very restrictive diet or unusual eating patterns.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
CBT is the leading line of treatment for eating disorders and is also used with OSFED. CBT allows individuals to identify and change negative thinking patterns in order to develop healthier ones. This will enable individuals to develop healthier strategies for coping and expressing emotions.