Selective Eating Disorder/Food Neophobia

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Selective Eating Disorder/Food Neophobia
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Mon, 03-09-2009 - 12:09pm

Another disorder stemming from SPD .... at least I feel like I'm getting somewhere.


Hi everyone, I have not been on this board for a while. I'm quite certain my DS has SPD, his OT sure made it sound like he was, but her social life was of the upmost importance & after 3 mos was unable to get his evaluation completed or set any long term goals. His child psychologist was adament on getting an ADHD dx since daddy has ADHD. (Which




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Tue, 03-10-2009 - 1:55pm

Wow, reading your post was like reading about my own DS.

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Tue, 03-10-2009 - 5:13pm

aaaagh! That is so scary!


I've just called in a doc appointment for tomorrow. My son's limbs are sticks. The doc has never been willing to listen to me before, but maybe he will now.


I just want to make sure there is nothing medical causing this.


I hate this! Most people want to believe it's behavioral, but it's not!! I know it's not. This kid of mine tries way to hard to please.





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Tue, 03-10-2009 - 9:41pm
Wow after reading that me and my son seem to both have it and have SPD. With all the years I've been dealing with SPD I never knew about this. I always called us picky eaters, but to tell the truth I will go hungry before eating most foods as will David. We always said if it wasn't for PB pizza and madcaroni he'd starve. To be honest though he was much worse when he was younger now he eats a bit more and has gotten to a normal weight. See I have a trick of letting him over eat when we have something he really likes and I let him choose his foods day to day even if that means a trip to the store. That sounds bad but seriously he'd go hungry otherwise.
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Tue, 03-10-2009 - 10:18pm

Every day I ask, 'what will you eat today.' Not what do you want, because several times what he wants & what he will eat are two different things & I'll end up making 2-3 things in a single night.


I think this 'selective eating disorder' is accepted in the UK and not here. Sort of like PMDD when I first learned of it. Nobody in the USA recognized it as a real illness & now I see commercials for it to advertise for birth control pills.


I believe my books should be available at the library tomorrow. I'll report back to give my critique ... I'm putting a lot of hope into the 'food chaining' book. I know that is what I've wanted to try to do, but have not known how.


LOL, but before I met my H I was pretty weird about food too. I remember him joking with his friends that all I ate was bean & cheese burrittos & speghetti. I used to eat one entire dish before moving to the next. Usually I started with the starch, then the meat & then if I had room the veggie. Never took a bite of another dish until the one I started was all gone. The idea of casserole was just frightening!! (Shhhh, I have always had a fear of choking as well ... not sure why, but seem to always and sometimes still is when I eat.) I do believe mine is all sensory related though ... too many flavors at once.





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Wed, 03-11-2009 - 8:35am

I am all about pizza and very very plain foods. My hubby claughs

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