Clinical and Research Insights Into the Assessment and Treatment of Anxiety and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in Youth With Autism Spectrum Disorder

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TitleClinical and Research Insights Into the Assessment and Treatment of Anxiety and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in Youth With Autism Spectrum Disorder
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsMaddox, BB, Scahill, L
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Volume56
PaginationS54
Abstract

Anxiety disorders and OCD are among the most common and impairing psychiatric comorbidities seen in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Unfortunately, these internalizing disorders often go unrecognized or misdiagnosed and, therefore, untreated in the context of ASD. Although a fair amount of ASD research has informed evidence-based assessment and treatment, this knowledge has not been well disseminated to clinicians. The objective of this Clinical Perspectives is to discuss practical, evidence-based recommendations for the assessment and treatment of anxiety and OCD in children and adolescents with ASD.

DOI10.1016/j.jaac.2017.07.212