The Relationship Between Anxiety and Repetitive Behaviours in Autism Spectrum Disorder

@article{Rodgers2012TheRB,
  title={The Relationship Between Anxiety and Repetitive Behaviours in Autism Spectrum Disorder},
  author={Jacqui Rodgers and Magdalena Glod and Brenda Connolly and Helen McConachie},
  journal={Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders},
  year={2012},
  volume={42},
  pages={2404-2409}
}
Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder are vulnerable to anxiety. Repetitive behaviours are a core feature of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and have been associated anxiety. This study examined repetitive behaviours and anxiety in two groups of children with autism spectrum disorder, those with high anxiety and those with lower levels of anxiety. Children with high anxiety had more repetitive behaviours than those without anxiety. Within the anxiety sample, higher levels of insistence on… 

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