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One in four people with an eating disorder has autism and current treatments might be failing them – ABC News

One in four people with an eating disorder also have autism traits and advocates are calling for more integration of expertise to provide better treatment.

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One in four people with an eating disorder may have autism according to some experts, which can mean they aren’t receiving the right type of treatment.
This was the case for 20-year-old Kayla*, who developed an eating disorder at the age of 11 and was diagnosed with anorexia nervosa at the age of 14. 
After years of treatment that did little to help her recover, her family searched for an alternative support option and found a therapist that specialised in both eating disorders and Autism Spectrum…

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