The Impact of Stress and Anxiety on Individuals with Autism and Developmental Disabilities

  • June Groden
  • Joseph Cautela
  • Stacey Prince
  • Jennifer Berryman
Part of the Current Issues in Autism book series (CIAM)


Stress and anxiety have historically played a role in many theories of personality and behavior. Both psychoanalytic theorists and behaviorists have postulated that anxiety is the central component of neurotic disorders. Operant investigators, however, have been reluctant to use the concept of anxiety either as an explanatory concept or in a descriptive manner.


Developmental Disability Autistic Child Maladaptive Behavior Apply Behavior Analysis Relaxation Response 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • June Groden
    • 1
  • Joseph Cautela
    • 2
  • Stacey Prince
    • 3
  • Jennifer Berryman
    • 4
  1. 1.The Groden Center, Inc.ProvidenceUSA
  2. 2.Behavior Therapy InstituteSudburyUSA
  3. 3.Center for Clinical ResearchUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA
  4. 4.State University of New YorkBinghamtonUSA

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