What It’s Like to Have Anorexia and Autism

What It’s Like to Have Anorexia and Autism

Even though Sharon DaVanport was so underweight at 17 that she was diagnosed with anorexia, the label never made sense to her. She wasn’t obsessed with staying skinny or dieting — rather, she found that many types of food caused nausea or other forms of sensory discomfort. But when she tried to explain this to her doctor, she was told she was “in denial” about her real problems. Only years later, when she received another diagnosis, did she begin to make sense of her experience. DaVanport, now 50, a mother of four, and president of the Autism Women’s Network, has the type of autism known as Asperger Syndrome. Quoted from the link.

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