Autistic people listen to their hearts to test anti-anxiety therapy

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Trial seeks further proof that tuning into our internal organs’ activity can reduce anxiety

A pioneering therapy aimed at lowering anxiety by tuning into your own heartbeat is being put to the test in the first clinical trial of its kind.

The treatment, known as interoception-directed therapy, is being tested on 120 autistic people, for whom anxiety is a common problem.

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