Group cognitive behavioural therapy program shows potential in reducing symptoms of depression and stress among young people with ASD.

@article{McGillivray2014GroupCB,
  title={Group cognitive behavioural therapy program shows potential in reducing symptoms of depression and stress among young people with ASD.},
  author={Jane Anne McGillivray and Helen Evert},
  journal={Journal of autism and developmental disorders},
  year={2014},
  volume={44 8},
  pages={2041-51}
}
We examined the efficacy of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) delivered in groups on the reduction of symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress in young people on the autism spectrum. Utilising a quasi-experimental design, comparisons were made between individuals allocated to a group intervention program and individuals allocated to a waitlist. Following the intervention program, participants who were initially symptomatic reported significantly lower depression and stress scores on the… CONTINUE READING
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