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Aligning Dimensions of Interoceptive Experience (ADIE) to prevent anxiety in autism

Interoception is the ability to sense internal changes in the body such as heart rate. Some of our recent work has shown anxiety can be increased if there is a discrepancy between how well patients feel they can interpret bodily signals, such as their heartbeat, and how well they are actually able to do this. We have found that helping people to be more aware of their ability, and to increase their ability to interpret signals from the body helps reduce and may prevent anxiety symptoms. We will compare a new treatment, Aligning Dimensions of Interoceptive Experience (ADIE), against the current treatment in individuals with ASC (autism spectrum conditions). In a subset of participants we will use state of the art neuroimaging to investigate the brains physiological response to ADIE therapy.

 

Details:

We are looking for:

All potential participants will have ADI-R confirmed ASC diagnosis. They must be aged 18 and over, right handed, have normal or corrected-to-normal vision, and be fluent English speakers. 

Location:

  • South East
  • London

Expenses:

You will receive £7.50 for every hour you spend with us and will be reimbursed for your travel to the University of Sussex where the study takes place.

Contact information:

Please contact Charmaine Kohn for more information:

Email: AskAboutResearch@sussexpartnership.nhs.uk

Phone: 0300 3040088

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