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Effects of the video game 'Mindlight' on anxiety of children with an autism spectrum disorder: A randomized controlled trial.

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Summary of "Effects of the video game 'Mindlight' on anxiety of children with an autism spectrum disorder: A randomized controlled trial."

In the clinical setting, a large proportion of children with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) experience impairing anxiety symptoms. Recently, an applied videogame called Mindlight has been developed that focuses on decreasing anxiety in children. The present study involved a randomized controlled trial (RCT) investigating the effect of Mindlight on (sub)clinical anxiety symptoms in children with an ASD.

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Name: Journal of behavior therapy and experimental psychiatry
ISSN: 1873-7943
Pages: 101548

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Used with articles which include video files or clips, or for articles which are entirely video.

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