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Anxiety in Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder by Wood Jeffrey J, Philip C. Kendall, Eric A. Storch, Patricia Renno, Connor M. Kerns

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Chapter 3

Phenomenology and Presentation of Anxiety in Autism Spectrum Disorder

Iliana Magiati1, Ann Ozsivadjian2 and Connor M. Kerns3,    1National University of Singapore, Singapore,    2Guy’s and St. Thomas Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom,    3Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Abstract

Anxiety has been recognized as a significant presenting feature associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) since the first clinical descriptions of ASD, with more recent prevalence studies confirming elevated rates of anxiety in this population across the lifespan compared with the general population. However, elevated anxiety symptoms do not form part of the core ASD diagnostic criteria and clinically significant anxiety is not ...

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