Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is based on the idea that how we think, how we feel, and how we act, affect each other.
For example, a person who thinks that an increased heart rate is the sign of a heart attack is more likely to panic than a person who thinks that it is just a normal variation in heart rate.
CBT uses techniques to help people become more aware of how they reason, so that they can change how they think and therefore how they behave.
There is a significant amount of high quality research evidence to suggest that Cognitive Behavioural Therapy may help reduce the symptoms of anxiety in some autistic individuals.
However, as with all complex interventions, those practitioners purporting to offer them must be appropriately trained, experienced and accredited.
Please see the Advanced version of this page for more information about this intervention, including relevant research studies and details of how we ranked it.Disclaimer
Last Updated : 30/04/2013 Back to Top