Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorder (OSFED)

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Eating disorders can take many forms, but they all affect mental, emotional, and physical health. One common eating disorder diagnosis is “other specified feeding or eating disorder,” or OSFED. An OSFED program in Marne, Michigan, can provide the eating disorder treatment needed to help you change behaviors related to food and your self-image.

Sanford Behavioral Health is a comprehensive mental and behavioral health treatment center. We offer treatment programs for all types of eating disorders, including OSFED. Call 616.202.3326 today to learn more about how we can help with disordered eating at Sanford Behavioral Health.

What Is OSFED?

The name of this eating disorder diagnosis can feel confusing, especially if you have never heard the term “other specified feeding or eating disorder” before. Different eating disorders are identified by specific behaviors. While many actions and thought patterns related to disordered eating overlap, specific conditions are usually diagnosed based on a primary group of behaviors.

While OSFED may not be a well-known term, most people are familiar with other common eating disorders. Anorexia nervosa is primarily characterized by food restriction, binge eating is concerned with compulsively eating large quantities of food, and bulimia nervosa is associated with self-induced vomiting.

Some common signs of OSFED include:

  • Unhealthy patterns around food intake and restriction
  • Shame or anxiety related to food or body image
  • Over-exercising, vomiting, or using laxatives after eating
  • Distorted sense of physical appearance

Often, when disordered eating doesn’t fit the behavioral patterns of common eating disorders, a patient is diagnosed with other specified feeding or eating disorders.

Our Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorder Treatment Program

Individuals who exhibit the signs of an eating disorder that don’t meet the diagnostic criteria for conditions like bulimia or anorexia may be diagnosed with other specified feeding or eating disorders.

Sanford Behavioral Health offers a variety of treatment programs designed to address specific eating disorders. Our other specified feeding or eating disorder treatment program can provide the tools, insights, and compassionate care needed for patients to achieve long-term healing.

OSFED Therapies Used at Sanford Behavioral Health

We understand that eating disorders are complicated, and healing can be a lengthy, challenging journey. We take a holistic approach to treating eating disorders. Providing patients with access to a wide array of different therapies increases the likelihood that eating disorder recovery will be a lasting one.

Patients at Sanford Behavioral Health may participate in OSFED therapies that include:

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy
  • Dialectical behavior therapy
  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Nature therapy
  • Art therapy
  • Mental health support
  • Psychiatric care
  • Co-occurring disorder treatment

Eating disorders often exist alongside co-occurring conditions, like anxiety disorders, depression, personality disorders, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, and substance use disorder. Our behavioral health facility provides treatment for all such co-occurring conditions so that all of a patient’s treatment needs are simultaneously addressed through one comprehensive program.

Levels of Care We Offer

Stopping the behaviors associated with disordered eating can be immensely challenging. We offer residential treatment to help patients during the early stages of recovery and supportive housing to provide continued support during outpatient treatment.

Patients in our OSFED program move through the following levels of care:

  • Residential care
  • Partial hospitalization (PHP)
  • Intensive outpatient care (IOP)
  • Supportive housing

When treatment ends, our alumni program allows patients to stay connected to our recovery community and treatment professionals who can help them continue building a strong recovery.

Learn More About OSFED Treatment at Sanford Behavioral Health

Disordered eating impacts all areas of your life. Left untreated, it tends to worsen, often leading to irreversible chronic health conditions. The eating disorder programs available at Sanford Behavioral Health connect patients with life-changing treatment, making it possible to achieve lasting recovery from an eating disorder. Contact us at 616.202.3326 today to learn more about our OSFED program in Marne, Michigan, which we offer at Sanford Behavioral Health.

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