Anorexic Teens Also Have Autistic Traits, University of Cambridge Study

Published: Aug 08, 2013

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A new study shows that girls with eating disorders may have traits similar to those found in people with autism. Researchers compared 66 teen girls who had anorexia with approximately 1,600 girls who did not have an eating disorder, involving a questionnaire similar to those with personality traits seen in autism. In fact, the study showed that girls with anorexia were found to have more interest in systems and order and lower scores in empathy.

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