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Table 1 Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) Module 4 scores for women with an eating disorder and difficulties with social function and flexibility (numbers presented in bold typeface denote scores above ADOS threshold for ASD)

From: Do women with eating disorders who have social and flexibility difficulties really have autism? A case series

  Eating disorder diagnosis Additional difficulties Body mass index Clinical setting ADOS communication ADOS reciprocal social interaction ADOS imagination/creativity Stereotyped behaviours and restricted interests ADOS social communication total ADOS classification
1 Anorexia - restrictive Depression 11.5 Inpatient 3 8 1 1 11 Autism
2 Anorexia - restrictive GAD 13.95 Inpatient 4 8 2 0 12 Autism
3 Anorexia - restrictive Depression 13.8 Inpatient 0 4 2 0 4 Non-spectrum
4 Anorexia restrictive OCD 14.8 Inpatient 1 3 1 1 4 Non-spectrum
5 Anorexia - restrictive   16.5 Outpatient 3 7 1 2 10 Autism
6 Eating disorder not otherwise specified Bipolar affective disorder 18 Outpatient 1 5 0 1 6 Non-spectrum
7 Eating disorder not otherwise specified Depression 29.5 Outpatient 1 2 1 1 3 Non-spectrum
8 Bulimia Borderline personality disorder 24.9 Outpatient 1 5 0 2 6 Non-spectrum
9 Anorexia - restrictive   16.4 Outpatient 3 4 1 0 7 Autism spectrum
10 Anorexia - restrictive Epilepsy 15 Outpatient 2 6 1 0 7 Autism spectrum
  1. GAD = generalised anxiety disorder; OCD = obsessive compulsive disorder.