Friday, June 19, 2009

A Genetic Link Between Anorexia and Autism?

Interesting article: A Genetic Link Between Anorexia and Autism?,8599,1904999,00.html?xid=rss-topstories

I was actually more interested in the end of the article. They discuss Maudsley as being the only treatment with evidence-based success. The article also addresses problems that parents are encountering with traditional therapy that are similar to hurdles faced with autism 20 years ago.

It's good that the media is finally catching up with the reality of anorexia as a biologically based illness. Now, I just wish these things would sink in with the public (and all of their preconceived, but erroneous notions), and more importantly, the doctors, therapists and psychologists that treat anorexia.

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