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ERIC Number: EJ1170748
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Mar
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Priorities for Advancing Research on Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Co-Occurring Anxiety
Vasa, Roma A.; Keefer, Amy; Reaven, Judy; South, Mikle; White, Susan W.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v48 n3 p925-934 Mar 2018
Research on anxiety disorders in youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has burgeoned in the past two decades. Yet, critical gaps exist with respect to measuring and treating anxiety in this population. This study used the nominal group technique to identify the most important research priorities on co-occurring anxiety in ASD. An international group of researchers and clinicians with experience in ASD and anxiety participated in the process. Topics ranked as most important focused on understanding how ASD symptoms affect treatment response, implementing treatments in real world settings, developing methods to disentangle overlapping symptoms between anxiety and ASD, and developing objective measures to assess anxiety. Collectively, these priorities can lead to collaborative studies to accelerate research in the field.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Institute of Mental Health (DHHS/NIH); US Department of Health and Human Services; National Institutes of Health (DHHS); Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS); Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD) (DHHS/ACL)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: 1R34MH10433701; R21/R33MH100268; R03HD081070; 90DD0632; R33MH0892910; T73MC11044