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Today’s #autchat is about eating disorders. If you have never had an ED, feel free to speak about your body image in general.
Numbers (weight, BMI, calories, clothing size, etc) can be triggering. Please consider giving a content warning before sharing. #autchat
For more information about eating disorders, see https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/learn/general-information #autchat
Q1: Have you ever had an eating disorder, or subclinical body image issues? Feel free to share your diagnosis/symptoms. #autchat
Q2: Do you feel like autism (or similar neurodivergence) interacts with your eating disorder or changes the experience in any way? #autchat
Q3: What supports would help (or do help) you cope with your eating disorder or body image issues? #autchat
Q4: Have you been in treatment for your eating disorder or body image issues? Do you consider yourself in recovery? #autchat
Q5: What do you wish others in the autistic community knew about eating disorders and their impact on your life? #autchat
If this topic has been triggering or upsetting for you, please try to do some good self-care today. #autchat
There are eating disorder support forums available at https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/forum if you want to reach out to peers. #autchat
Questions for this chat were written by @atypicalastrum.