AP: Retract "Picky Eating" article ridiculing children with mental health issues

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Emma Richards
4 weeks ago
ARFID is a legitimate eating disorder that results from sensory issues or trauma. Clown boy deserves to lose his license

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Kaitlyn Franz
1 month ago
I’ve had ARFID since I was 2. If I could snap my fingers and get rid of it, I would. This man has no clue what he’s talking about.

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Wesley BAUDINE
1 month ago
I'm suffering from this condition.

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Therese Philpot
2 years ago
He is wrong!

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Elke Sengmueller
2 years ago
Ignorant opinions facilitated by willfully uneducated editors need to be challenged by professionals, like myself, who understand the difference between picky eating and ARFID. The associated press needs to do better and hold itself to a higher standard.

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Nicole Shum
2 years ago
I’m signing this for one of my children. Never did I think this would be a very REAL issue we’d have to deal with.

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Sarah Wells
2 years ago
I can look back now and see that I had ARFID as a kid. My fear or chewing and experiencing the texture from bread led me to vomit even watching others eat bread. I was shamed for this for years, force fed and punished constantly. Years later, I am grateful science and the mental health field can move beyond seeing me as just a “picky eater” as a kid.

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June Alexander
2 years ago
ARFID is a serious brain disorder and with the right care and support, it is treatable. Not everyone who goes on a diet has anorexia nervosa. Not everyone who is a picky eater has ARFID. It is vital to know the difference; otherwise, lives are scarred and lives are lost.

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christine naismith
2 years ago
My youngest daughter has ARFID & she just turned 18. This is a debilitating mental illness I would not wish on any one or any family. My eldest girl has recovered from Anorexia Nervosa. There is a genetic link to eating disorders & they are not a choice or 'being picky' or the result of bad parenting. I challenge the ignorant writer, John Rosemond, to spend a week in the home of a family dealing with all the challenges & complications which ARFID brings....maybe some 'true lived -experience' might change his superficial viewpoint of a potentially harmful mental illness.

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Emily Rubenstein
2 years ago
I am signing as an Eating Disorder therapist who has seen the effects first hand, as well as someone who has struggled with ARFID before there was a name for it. Having a name allows access to education and treatment.