Anorexia and Asperger's Syndrome:Written question - 189591


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Asked on: 09 November 2018
Department of Health and Social Care
Anorexia and Asperger's Syndrome
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what studies his Department has conducted on a possible link between Asperger's syndrome and anorexia.
Answered by: Caroline Dinenage
Answered on: 15 November 2018

The Medical Research Council is currently funding a study of adolescent anorexia nervosa patients with autism spectrum disorder symptoms: ‘The Triple A study (Adolescents with Anorexia and Autism): A search for biomarkers’. The research aims to identify vulnerable patients, at an early stage, who may be unlikely to respond to current treatment for anorexia, with the longer-term aim of shaping individualised support and treatment strategies. The study is led by King's College London and is due to conclude next year.

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