OSFED (EDNOS / Atypical Eating Disorder) Treatment

Other specified feeding or eating disorders (OSFED) is a treatable illness

Atypical Eating DisorderLife works has a proven track record of helping people beat other specified feeding or eating disorders (OSFED), which may also be known as 'atypical' or ‘eating disorders not otherwise specified (EDNOS)’. We use the most effective holistic therapies combined with group and individual counselling sessions to help you achieve a better life in recovery.

Our OSFED treatment also includes a family program. This helps you reconnect with loved ones and build up a support group to help you maintain your OSFED recovery.

If you are ready to start OSFED treatment, please call Life Works at 0800 081 0700 or fill out our contact form.


Our range of treatments include:

As a leading, private facility for the treatment of OSFED and other behavioural health issues, Life Works is dedicated to recovery. We are able to provide a holistic treatment programme that focuses on the physical, psychological and spiritual needs of the individual. Our treatment atypical eating disorder programme helps individuals look at the underlying causes of their behaviours, to come to terms with their illness and start to create healthy strategies for coping once they leave.

To start your OSFED treatment, simply call Life Works at 0800 081 0700 or fill out our contact form.

What you can do about your OSFED

  • Understand that while you made the choice to start restricting, bingeing, purging or overeating, you did not choose to have an other specified feeding or eating disorder. When you have OSFED, your brain is functioning abnormally and your need to restrict the types and amounts of food you eat becomes overwhelming. We believe that OSFED is an illness, not a character flaw – and as such, you need and deserve the same medical treatment that anyone else with a chronic illness would receive.
  • Find a treatment programme, like Life Works, that also looks beyond your eating behaviours. An effective programme will look at your behaviours around food but importantly, it will also examine and address the underlying psychological factors that influence these behaviours. OSFED is not just about food or eating behaviours – it is a life-threatening, psychiatric illness that is much more serious than just the eating problems it produces.
  • Find a treatment programme, like Life Works, that includes assessment and treatment for any other pre-existing or co-occurring mental health issues, behavioural health issues or mood disorders - for example, anxiety or depression – that may also be affecting you. These issues often exist alongside a person’s OSFED and if left untreated, they can impair the effectiveness of treatment, so it’s essential that they are identified and addressed as part of your treatment programme.

Get Help

Remember that people with OSFED can get well. They can regain their physical health and well-being and improve their relationships with others.  This happens when you have developed healthy eating patterns and make the choice to be “in recovery”.

If you are ready to start your recovery, please call Life Works at 0800 081 0700 or fill out our contact form.


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