Anorexia and Autism

Autism spectrum disorders, which are many times more prevalent in males than females, might be presenting in female girls in a unique way, according to Kate Kelland of Reuters, and a study by Simon Baron-Cohen at Cambridge University.

According to a recent study, female participants with the eating disorder anorexia present a higher level of some characteristics of autism, compared to their non-anorexic counterparts.

Symptoms include an above-average interest in systems and order, and a below-average ability to experience empathy.

Researches believe that these finding could aid in a mission to find new and improved ways to help anorexics overcome the illness.

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Anthony Centore

Anthony Centore, PhD, is Founder and Chair at Thriveworks — a counseling practice focused on premium client care, with 340+ locations across the US. Anthony is a Private Practice Consultant for the American Counseling Association, columnist for Counseling Today magazine, and author of "How to Thrive in Counseling Private Practice". He is a multistate Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and has been quoted in national media sources including The Boston Globe, the Chicago Tribune, and CBS Sunday Morning.

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