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The Moderating Effects of Comorbid Anxiety Disorder and Problem Behaviors in Infants with ASD

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dc.contributor.advisor Rojahn, Johannes
dc.contributor.author Berke, Elizabeth B.
dc.creator Berke, Elizabeth B. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2014-08-28T03:06:15Z
dc.date.available 2014-08-28T03:06:15Z
dc.date.issued 2013-08 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/1920/8751
dc.description.abstract Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) are often accompanied by an array of behavior problems such as self-injurious behavior (SIB), aggression, and stereotypic behavior (Matson et al., 2011). Recent estimates of prevalence rates of comorbid psychiatric disorders in ASD have ranged between approximately 70% to 84% (Gjevik, Eldevik, Fjæran-Granum, & Sponheim, 2011; Simonoff et al., 2008). Many studies have shown associations between the presence of comorbid psychopathology and challenging behaviors in children with ASD (Matson et al., 2011). Of the psychiatric disorders, anxiety disorder is the most commonly found among children (Simonoff et al., 2008). Research suggests comorbid psychiatric disorders may be contributing factors in the wide variability of behaviors seen in individuals with ASD. The majority of studies that examined comorbid psychopathology and problem behavior have focused on adults, adolescents, and older children with ASD.
dc.format.extent 66 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Copyright 2013 Elizabeth B. Berke en_US
dc.subject Developmental psychology en_US
dc.subject Psychology en_US
dc.subject Behavioral sciences en_US
dc.subject Anxiety en_US
dc.subject ASD en_US
dc.subject Autism en_US
dc.subject BISCUIT en_US
dc.subject Comorbid Disorder en_US
dc.subject Moderation en_US
dc.title The Moderating Effects of Comorbid Anxiety Disorder and Problem Behaviors in Infants with ASD en_US
dc.type Dissertation en
thesis.degree.level Master's en
thesis.degree.discipline Psychology en
thesis.degree.grantor George Mason University en


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