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Anxiety and Attentional Bias to Threat in Children at Increased Familial Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder. / The BASIS Team.

In: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 23.01.2017.

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The BASIS Team 2017, 'Anxiety and Attentional Bias to Threat in Children at Increased Familial Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder', Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-016-3012-1

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The BASIS Team (2017). Anxiety and Attentional Bias to Threat in Children at Increased Familial Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-016-3012-1

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The BASIS Team. Anxiety and Attentional Bias to Threat in Children at Increased Familial Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 2017 Jan 23. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-016-3012-1

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The BASIS Team. / Anxiety and Attentional Bias to Threat in Children at Increased Familial Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder. In: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 2017.

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title = "Anxiety and Attentional Bias to Threat in Children at Increased Familial Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder",
abstract = "Anxiety and threat bias were examined in 6-8-year-old children at familial-risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and low-risk (LR, n = 37) controls. The high-risk (HR) group was divided into those who met diagnostic criteria for ASD (HR-ASD, n = 15) and those who did not (HR-non ASD, n = 24). The HR-ASD group had highest levels of parent-reported anxiety. The HR-non ASD group exhibited increased threat bias on a spatial-cueing task, while the HR-ASD group did not. Anxiety symptoms were associated with both threat bias and ASD severity. These findings suggest that the mechanisms underlying anxiety in HR siblings without ASD are similar to those in non-ASD populations. However, among children with ASD, hypersensitivity to threat may not underlie anxiety symptoms.",
keywords = "AUTISM SPECTRUM CONDITIONS, High risk siblings, ANXIETY, threat bias",
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AU - Milosavljevic, Bosiljka

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