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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Autism

By Research Autism


This online article describes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and evaluates its use as a treatment for co-occurring anxiety and depression in autism. The article offers information about the aims and features of CBT.

The article concludes that research supports the effectiveness of CBT as a treatment for anxiety in cognitively-able children and adolescents with autism. Although the article notes that evidence about depression and for other groups of people with autism is limited, the authors suggest that CBT is an appropriate intervention to treat anxiety and depression.

Research Autism was a charity funding research in autism interventions. Research Autism’s information services have been absorbed by the National Autistic Society (NAS). Founded in 1962, the NAS “provide[s] information, support and pioneering services, and campaign[s] for a better world for autistic people. [Website]

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This online article is in English


Research Autism
United Kingdom

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