Anorexia and autism spectrum conditions

December 21, 2013 § 1 Comment

Look for ASCs when you are working with transfolks (or anyone) with an eating disorder or vice versa, people who are on the AS should be evaluated for eating disorders and nutrition issues generally. Nutrition is a huge issue for everything but certainly brain functioning. The whole “beige” diet is a serious problem, healthwise. Interesting too, that starvation itself causes some traits that would be autistic like to many interviewers.

Remember, too, that ASCs are such a varied group of clusters of behaviors. No one size fits all. I think these are all Baron-Cohen folks so reflect his biases.

”Do girls with anorexia nervosa have elevated autistic traits?”
Simon Baron-Cohen, Tony Jaffa, Sarah Davies, Bonnie Auyeung, Carrie Allison and Sally Wheelwright
Molecular Autism 2013, 4:24 doi:10.1186/2040-2392-4-24

Tchanturia, K et al. Exploring autistic traits in anorexia: a clinical study.Molecular Autism
November 2013, 4:44

Huke V, et al: The Clinical Implications of High Levels of Autism Spectrum Disorder Features in Anorexia Nervosa: A Pilot Study. European Eating Disorders Review

Haven’t been able to look at this one:
M Alex, et al. Autism spectrum disorders in eating disorder populations: a systematic review. Mental Health Practice. 17, 1, 13-13.


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