Coexistence of Autism and Eating Disorder: a Case Report
A case of autism who lost 18kg within one and a half months with vomiting episodes following binge eating attacks and refused to eat solid foods within the last ten days is presented in this study. As solid food intake was completely stopped and fluids were vomited out, it was decided to hospitalize the patient who was admitted to the psychiatry clinic with a diagnosis of feeding or eating disorders not elsewhere classified (FED-NEC). Intravenous hydration and 15mg/day olanzapine were initiated. Studies on children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) showed that these children had atypical eating patterns and rituals compared to a healthy control group.