CBT for Anxiety in Children With Autism

What is the purpose of this trial?

This is a randomized controlled trial of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) versus Psychoeducation and Supportive Therapy (PST) in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and moderate to severe anxiety. The study will utilize fMRI to identify CBT-invoked changes in levels of activity/functional connectivity within the neural circuits involved in emotion regulation and social perception. Matched typically developing children without autism and/or anxiety will be scanned twice, 16 weeks apart, to enable interpretation of treatment-evoked change relative to normative development. Read more about this study recently featured in a Yale Medicine article.

Participation Guidelines

Ages: 8 - 14 years

Gender: Both

Yale University School of Medicine

Start Date: 05/11/2016

End Date: 06/30/2020

Last Updated: 06/22/2018

Study HIC#: 1211011144

Get Involved

For more information about this study, contact:
Theresa Gladstone
+1 203-737-7662

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