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Title: Review of interventions for the management of anxiety symptoms in children with ASD
Authors: Syriopoulou-Delli, Christine K.
Polychronopoulou, Stavroula A
Kolaitis, Gerasimos A
Antoniou, Alexandros-Stamatios G
Type: Article
Subjects: FRASCATI::Social sciences::Psychology
FRASCATI::Social sciences::Educational sciences
Keywords: Anxiety
Cognitive behavior
Subjects MESH: Anxiety
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Issue Date: 2018
Source: Neuroscience and biobehavioral reviews
Volume: 95
First Page: 449-463
Last Page: 463
Abstract: Background Anxiety is a common accompanying symptom in people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Objectives To investigate interventions available for the management of anxietyin children with ASD internationally. Methods Review was made of relevant studies found through PubMed, the National Institute of Health (NIH) publications and resources in the libraries of the University of Macedoniaand the Greek NationalResearch Foundation. Results Of the 372 studies retrieved dealing withinterventionsfor children with ASD who have anxiety disorders published from the 1980s to 2017, 137 were included in this review.Interventions includepharmacological intervention, cognitive behavioral therapy(CBT),socialrecreational (SR)programs,other psychosocial therapies, teaching social skillsand combinations of educational, psychological and medical treatment. Conclusions Various methods for coping with anxiety in children with ASD have been applied, including pharmacotherapy, psychosocial andCBT interventions, parent education and school-based programs. A combination of approachesshould be selected, based onassessment of each child's particular characteristics.
ISSN: 0149-7634
Electronic ISSN: 1873-7528
Other Identifiers: 10.1016/j.neubiorev.2018.10.023
Appears in Collections:Department of Educational & Social Policy

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