A new study suggests a link between anxiety symptoms and the severity of autism. We also offerFindings will appear in the journal autism research.
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is associated with an increased likelihood of anxiety ranging from mild anxiety to intense fear and panic. Studies have further revealed that emotional regulation is related to the level of anxiety experienced by people with autism spectrum disorder. It has been suggested that a higher percentage may experience anxiety compared to men with autism.
However, most research on autism has been conducted in predominantly male samples. bottom.
“The presence of anxiety symptoms in the ASD patient population is much higher than that found in the general population. It is therefore important to study and try to understand these symptoms,” said study author Gema Sáez-Suanes. (@Gema_SS), professor at the Autonomous University of Madrid. “Variables such as gender have traditionally been associated with the occurrence of more anxiety, but their role in people with ASD has not been investigated. Gender plays an important role in autism. Remember that you are.”
The study included 81 male and 40 female participants diagnosed with ASD and intellectual disability. Participants ranged in age from his 18 to her 62 years and were recruited from medical facilities in Madrid and Galicia.
Researchers found that greater anxiety symptoms were positively correlated with emotional dysregulation. Those struggling were more likely to exhibit symptoms of anxiety.”These findings suggest that people with ASD use many maladaptive strategies to control their emotions.” This suggests that we are generally vulnerable to internalized psychopathology,” the researchers wrote.
Sáez-Suanes and her colleagues also found that emotional dysregulation strengthened the relationship between autism and anxiety symptoms in female (but not male) participants.
“It is interesting to know that people with autism are at a higher risk of suffering from anxiety symptoms than people without autism because of their emotional regulation problems. does not affect the
However, she added: Autism anxiety is not well understood. Diagnostic criteria and effective treatments for this group are needed. “
The study “Does Gender Matter?: Anxiety Symptoms and Emotional Dysregulation in Adults with Autism and Intellectual Disability” was authored by Gema P. Sáez-Suanes, Domingo García-Villamisar, and Araceli del Pozo Armentia. rice field.