The Association Between Social Cognition and Executive Functioning and Symptoms of Anxiety and Depression in Adolescents With Autism Spectrum Disorders

@article{Hollocks2014TheAB,
  title={The Association Between Social Cognition and Executive Functioning and Symptoms of Anxiety and Depression in Adolescents With Autism Spectrum Disorders},
  author={Matthew J. Hollocks and Catherine R. G. Jones and Andrew Pickles and Gillian Baird and Francesca Happ{\'e} and Tony Charman and Emily Simonoff},
  journal={Autism Research},
  year={2014},
  volume={7}
}
While high levels of anxiety and depression are now recognized as major co‐occurring problems in children and young people with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), research examining possible associations with individual differences in neurocognitive functioning has been limited. This study included 90 adolescents with an ASD aged 14–16 years with a full‐scale IQ > 50. Using structural equation modeling, we examined the independent relationships between multiple measures of executive functioning… 

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