Anxiety in adolescents with Asperger syndrome: negative thoughts, behavioral problems, and life interference

Sylvana Farrugia*, Jennifer Hudson

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    Abstract

    This study examined anxiety symptoms in 29 adolescents With Asperger syndrome (AS) aged 12 to 16 years, compared to 30 nonclinical (NC) adolescents and 34 adolescents With anxiety disorders (AD). Comorbidity betWeen anxiety symptoms and negative thoughts, behavioral problems, and life interference Was also examined. Self- and parental reports revealed significantly higher levels of anxiety in both the AS group and the AD group than in the NC group. Negative thoughts, behavioral problems, and life interference Were significantly higher for the AS group than for the tWo comparison groups.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)25-35
    Number of pages11
    JournalFocus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities
    Volume21
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2006

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