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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 5

Assessment of Anxiety in Youth With Autism Spectrum Disorder

Lauren J. Moskowitz1, Tamara Rosen2, Matthew D. Lerner2 and Karen Levine3,    1St. John’s University, Queens, NY, United States,    2Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, United States,    3Harvard Medical School, Lexington, MA, United States

Abstract

Anxiety is one of the most common presenting problems for youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and causes greater impairment than the symptoms of ASD alone. Despite the increased risk for anxiety disorders in ASD, there is limited research on the assessment of anxiety in this population, relative to the large body of literature on anxiety in typically developing children. This may be due, in part, to the difficulty of ...

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