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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 8

Group Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Children and Adolescents With Anxiety and Autism Spectrum Disorders

Judy Reaven and Kirsten Willar,    University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus School of Medicine, Aurora, CO, United States,    Children’s Hospital Colorado, Aurora, CO, United States

Abstract

In response to the high rates of anxiety disorders in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) individual and group cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) treatment programs have been developed. Group treatments may be appealing as they can address long wait lists, create supportive communities, decrease isolation, and provide opportunity for appropriate peer modeling. To date, at least five randomized controlled trials have ...

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