Study: Girls with anorexia display certain autism traits

08/5/2013 | Reuters

In a U.K. study of 66 girls aged 12 to 18, five times more girls with anorexia had Autism Spectrum Quotient scores within the same range as people with autism, compared with typical teens. Anorexic girls also scored lower in empathy and had an above-average interest in systems and order, results similar to what is seen in those with autism. The study was published in the journal Molecular Autism.

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