Title
Girls and Women with Eating Disorders - Why are ASD and ADHD Missed?
Author
ACT - Autism Community Training
Summary
This ACT - Autism Community Training video discusses the onset of eating disorders, which tend to affect girls and women rather than boys and men, usually beginning in puberty or early adult life. In many cases, the eating disorder has been preceded by early onset neurodevelopmental problems, including ASD and ADHD, which usually have not been properly diagnosed. This video explores how the slightly different clinical presentation in females and the general public/professional perceptions of ASD and ADHD contribute to this state of affairs.
Filmed at ACT's 13th Annual "Focus on Research Conference: Mental Health - Looking Beyond Autism?" in 2017.
Autism Videos @ ACT (AVA) provides free, practical online videos featuring clinicians, researchers and those with live experienced, on a wide range of topics.
Language
English
Subjects
Women & Girls
Co-Occurring Conditions
Publisher
ACT - Autism Community Training
DateModified
12/30/2022 7:37 PM EST