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 Ph.D. is Founder and CEO at Thriveworks--a counseling practice, focused on premium client care, with 240+ locations across the USA. He is Private Practice Consultant for the American Counseling Association, columnist for Counseling Today magazine, and Author of How to Thrive in Counseling Private Practice. Anthony is a multistate Licensed Professional Counselor and has been quoted in national media sources including The Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, and CBS Sunday Morning.

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