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Autism. 2015 Jul;19(5):613-21. doi: 10.1177/1362361314537912. Epub 2014 Jun 12.

Cognitive-behavioral therapy for anxiety in youth with an autism spectrum disorder: A follow-up study.

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1
University of South Florida, USA rselles@mail.usf.edu.
2
University of South Florida, USA.

Abstract

Cognitive-behavioral therapy for anxiety in youth with an autism spectrum disorder appears efficacious; however, maintenance of treatment gains has not yet been studied. Using a sample of 32 youth who had benefited at least minimally from a past trial of cognitive-behavioral therapy for anxiety in autism spectrum disorder, this study assessed anxiety symptoms in youth 10-26 months following treatment completion. Compared to baseline, follow-up scores were associated with large effects for treatment. Relative to post-treatment, a small effect for return in symptoms was present and significantly fewer individuals were rated as responders at follow-up. Future studies should investigate factors associated with poor treatment maintenance and modifications or additions to treatment that may help maintain treatment gains.

KEYWORDS:

efficacy; maintenance; relapse; treatment

PMID:
24923895
DOI:
10.1177/1362361314537912
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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