Unraveling the Complexity of Anxiety and Autism

Published on in CHOP News

Unraveling the complexity of anxiety in autism continues to challenge researchers and families. From determining whether a child can receive a dual diagnosis, to signs and symptoms, to best treatment options, there is still much to learn.

John Herrington, PhD, a psychologist in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), spoke with Spectrum News about his research on anxiety in children with autism, including brain variations seen in children with and without autism, and how he's using biometrics to measure stress and anxiety in children.

Read more about the work of Dr. Herrington and others in this in-depth look at anxiety in autism.