Link between autism and eating disorders may be due to an inability to identify emotions

Eating disorders have the highest mortality rates of any mental illness – and one group is disproportionately affected: people on the autism spectrum. Rachel Moseley and Laura Renshaw-Vuillier of Bournemouth University look at the role of Alexithymia as a core feature of people with eating disorders is that they find it difficult to identify and cope with emotion, and found a correlation.