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Illustration shows a boy gazing anxiously up at a large couch and pictures on a wall.

Unmasking anxiety in autism

by  /  4 October 2017

Anxiety can assume unusual forms in people with autism — turning uncertainty, or even a striped couch, into a constant worry. New tools may help identify these hidden fears.

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Spectrum Stories: The overlap between autism and anxiety

by  /  11 October 2017

In this episode of “Spectrum Stories,” host Jacob Brogan talks to clinicians about why anxiety is so common — but can be so hard to spot — in people with autism.

A brain scan showing an abnormally small amygdala

Anxiety may alter processing of emotions in people with autism

by  /  6 September 2017

A brain region that processes emotions tends to be smaller in children who have both autism and anxiety than in those who have autism alone.

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