Abstract

Managing anxiety comorbidity in youth with autism spectrum disorders

Author(s): Brittany M Rudy, Adam B Lewin, Eric A Storch

Anxiety is a frequent and impairing problem among children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The current review discusses the phenomenology and presentation of comorbid anxiety and ASD symptomology, identifies and evaluates the evidence base of current treatment approaches for managing anxiety among the pediatric ASD population, and provides recommendations for future research to better understand and address anxiety comorbidity.


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