Tag Archives: Autism

Eating Disorders Among Children with Autism: Risk Factors

Kids on social media Many mental health conditions share common traits with eating disorders (EDs). One of the most notable of these is Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). To specify, ASD is defined as “a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by impairments in social communication and the presence of restricted and repetitive patterns of behavior and interests [1].”  Additionally, the NIMH defines [...]
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Effective Treatments for Co-Occurring ARFID and Autism

Woman looking at a lake Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) is a diagnosable feeding disorder recognized in the DSM-5. ARFID involves rigidity around eating and avoiding certain food types, which results in insufficient calorie intake. This disorder can occur throughout the lifespan in all ages. Food avoidance may be based on inaccurate information or incorrect beliefs about food intolerance and [...]
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What is the Connection Between Autism and Anorexia?

Boy concerned about bulimia nervosa Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a developmental disorder that affects the way individuals interact and communicate with others [2, 4]. Those on the autism spectrum have repetitive or restricted behaviors or interests, and can have sensory sensitivities. Eating disorders can be common among individuals on the autism spectrum. What is Autism? In the DSM-V, Autism [...]
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