Neurodivergent Individuals and Eating Disorders

Neurodivergent individuals at higher risk for eating disorders

Morgan Blair
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Note: A version of this post was originally published on Psychology Today

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The neurodiversity movement is a movement that began in the 1990s. The movement aims to seek equality, respect, and societal inclusion for those who are neurodivergent, or whose minds differ from the societal standard.

Through the increased connectivity offered by social media platforms, this movement has gained more traction in the last decade. Now, mental health counselors and their clients are getting curious about the overlap between certain mental health conditions and neurodivergence.

Researchers have found a correlation between neurodivergent individuals and eating disorders. There are reasons why. Let’s find out more.

What this Article will Cover

  • Define neurodivergent
  • Examples of neurodivergence
  • Define eating disorder
  • Overlap between eating disorders and neurodivergence

What is Neurodivergence?

Neurodiversity and neurodivergence are terms commonly used interchangeably even though they have…

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Morgan Blair
ILLUMINATION

Writing about the messy parts of life that make us human. Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/artmorganblair