“Emerging research shows that people with either autism or anorexia have difficulties understanding and interpreting social cues, and tend to fixate on tiny details that make it difficult to see the big picture,” Carrie Arnold writes in the Atlantic. “What’s more, both groups of people often crave rules, routines, and rituals.”
Could they both be caused by very early childhood trauma ?
Some kids stop talking for a few years as a result of severe trauma. Could this be what is happening with a lot of babies “regression” and loss of language around a year old ?