Health and social care research helps us learn about why we become ill and what we can do to stay well. It advances our knowledge so that we can find new treatments, change the way we deliver care, prevent illness and improve the environment, health and wellbeing of local populations.
We support research that benefits people who use our services and the communities we serve. We have studies for children and young people, dementia, substance misuse, eating disorders, learning disabilities and mental health.
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.
If you are aged 18 and over and have a diagnosis of autism, Asperger’s syndrome or pervasive developmental disorder
A monitored schedule of taking and assessing the effects of Sertraline on impact of anxiety in people with Autism opposed to a placebo medication.
If you are interested in the study or would like more information please contact the Research and Development Department, on 01372 216584 or firstname.lastname@example.org.