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Sensory processing in autism and anorexia *HEALTHY CONTROLS NEEDED*

20 May 2019

We're investigating whether sensory processing (e.g. taste and smell) is altered in people with anorexia nervosa, and whether these differences might be linked to co-occurring autistic traits. The project is recruiting adults (age 18-55) who either:
1) Have a current diagnosis of anorexia nervosa
2) Have no history of eating disorders or mental illness, and have never been diagnosed as autistic (healthy controls)


  • Age 18-55
  • Male or female
  • Current diagnosis of anorexia nervosa OR no history of eating disorders/ mental illness/ autism diagnosis
  • If current diagnosis of anorexia, BMI of 17.5 or below
  • Not currently experiencing psychosis, any severe medical disorder or brain injury
  • Fluent in English

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Ethical approval

This study was approved by the Newcastle and North Tyneside NHS ethics committee, reference number 18/NE/0193 .

About the researcher

Emma is a PhD student at King's College London.

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