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Grey matter correlates of autistic traits in women with anorexia nervosa.

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Summary of "Grey matter correlates of autistic traits in women with anorexia nervosa."

Patients with anorexia nervosa exhibit higher levels of behaviours typically associated with autism-spectrum disorder (ASD), but the neural basis is unclear. We sought to determine whether elevated autistic traits in women with anorexia nervosa may be reflected in cortical morphology.

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Name: Journal of psychiatry & neuroscience : JPN
ISSN: 1488-2434
Pages: 79-86

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The lack or loss of APPETITE accompanied by an aversion to food and the inability to eat. It is the defining characteristic of the disorder ANOREXIA NERVOSA.

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