Eating disorders and autism–what’s the link?

From the outside looking in, perhaps eating disorders and autism couldn’t look more different. Supposedly, people with autism aren’t attuned to their emotions, whereas people with eating disorders are highly sensitive and turn to food/eating behaviours to cope. But strip off the misconceptions, and the two conditions are far more similar than anyone believed.

Can a film about eating disorders be made “responsibly”?

Responsibly, accurate depiction of mental illness is needed to raise awareness. We need to be be awareness that young people can be easily influenced into some behaviours but this does not mean we should shy away from the truth about the reality of eating disorders.

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