Wednesday, 27 February 2019

Autism-anorexia link 'must be acted on'

Autism-anorexia link 'must be acted on' The NHS must change the way it assesses eating disorders to take account of a link with autism, a research charity has said.

Autistica said findings suggested one in five women presenting to UK clinics with anorexia may also have autism and tailored therapy was vital.

One woman said her autism had made her "obsessed" with counting calories, even though she did not want to lose weight.

Health watchdog NICE said more research was required. BBC News

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