A Guide to Asperger Syndrome

A Guide to Asperger Syndrome

by Christopher Gillberg
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521001838

ISBN-13: 9780521001830

Pub. Date: 09/28/2012

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Individuals affected with Asperger Syndrome are often misunderstood and sometimes misdiagnosed when they apply for help. A Guide to Asperger Syndrome is an accessible handbook for all those touched by Asperger syndrome, one of the most common variants of disorders in the so-called autism spectrum. Christopher Gillberg, a world-renowned authority in the field, gives

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Overview

Individuals affected with Asperger Syndrome are often misunderstood and sometimes misdiagnosed when they apply for help. A Guide to Asperger Syndrome is an accessible handbook for all those touched by Asperger syndrome, one of the most common variants of disorders in the so-called autism spectrum. Christopher Gillberg, a world-renowned authority in the field, gives an in-depth account of symptoms, diagnosis, prevalence, background factors, prognosis, and intervention. This book is intended for a wide readership, including those affected, their families, and clinicians working with children, adolescents and adults with Asperger syndrome.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521001830
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2012
Pages:
190
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.39(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Definitions; 3. Prevalence; 4. Symptoms in childhood; 5. Symptoms in adolescence; 6. Associated psychiatric and social problems; 7. Other problems; 8. Strengths; 9. Background factors; 10. Cognitive neuropsychology; 11. Diagnosis and work-up; 12. Outcome in the longer term: adults with Asperger syndrome; 13. Attitudes, interventions and treatment; 14. Who can help?; 15. What about all those famous geniuses?; 16. Case vignettes; 17. Literature suggestions; Index.

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