What is the study about?

Anxiety is common in adults with autism and medication is often prescribed but their effectiveness and side effects are not well known. This clinical trial was designed with the advice of adults with autism to determine the effectiveness of an antidepressant (sertraline) reducing the symptoms of anxiety and improving quality of life.

Who can take part?

If you are aged 18 and over and have a diagnosis of autism, Asperger’s syndrome or pervasive developmental disorder

What is involved?

A monitored schedule of taking and assessing the effects of Sertraline on impact of anxiety in people with Autism opposed to a placebo medication. 

How do I get involved?

If you are interested in the study or would like more information please contact the Research and Development Department, on 01372 216584 or research@sabp.nhs.uk.