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ERIC Number: EJ1252841
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2020-May
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Eating Problems in Men and Women with an Autism Spectrum Disorder
Spek, Annelies A.; van Rijnsoever, Wendy; van Laarhoven, Lisa; Kiep, Michelle
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v50 n5 p1748-1755 May 2020
The presence of eating problems was assessed in 53 males and 36 females with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), with and without housing and residential support. The results were compared to a neurotypical group of 30 men and 38 women. The results indicate that men and especially women with ASD experience various eating problems. Women with ASD also recognized symptoms of an eating disorder. Hence, it is important to be aware of eating problems and symptoms of an eating disorder in adults with ASD, to ensure they receive the care they need.
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Language: English
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