M.A. Applied Psychology and Professional Mental Health Counseling
College of Science & Mathematics
Asperger's syndrome; Anxiety
Psychiatric and Mental Health
The purpose of this study was to reduce levels of anxiety in college students with Asperger's Disorder. Two students from Rowan University were taught Behavioral Relaxation Training over a period of four weeks. Measurements of anxiety and relaxation were gathered during biweekly sessions and those results were graphed. Results showed that a) behavioral relaxation training was quickly learned by participants and b) anxiety levels decreased on some measures with the use of behavioral relaxation. Issues facing those with Asperger's Disorder were discussed as well as the wide variety of populations that have demonstrated positive change with behavioral relaxation training.
Bechtler, Jaclyn, "Reduction of anxiety in college students with Asperger's disorder using behavioral relaxation training" (2011). Theses and Dissertations. 82.