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Child Development & Autism | Children's Health | Mental Health & Behavioral Research, Phase Pilot

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.

  • Trial with
    National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) and National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive & Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
  • Ages
    8 years - 14 years
  • Gender

Contact Information

For more information about this study, including how to volunteer, contact Denis Sukhodolsky

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