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Writer Question: Eating Disorders


Eating Disorders

Sexual Assault


Does anyone on here have experience with ARFID’s? (Avoidance/Restriction Food Intake Disorders)


I realized I’ve been writing a character who’s got a version of this without knowing it...but! She’s a non-autistic adult. The ED was triggered by a violent stranger rape. And she’s also a professional paranoid (spy) and mildly dissociative. She’s aware of her issues and controls them rigidly.

But post her assault she became unable to eat anything she had not prepared by hand. (ETA: she was incapacitated by her attacker with drugged water.)


Does that qualify as ARFID? I don’t want to claim the term for her erroneously.

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