Mental Health Aspects of Autism and Asperger Syndrome

Mental Health Aspects of Autism and Asperger Syndrome

by Mohammad Ghaziuddin
     
 

Despite increasing interest, very little is known about the occurrence of psychiatric disorders in persons with autism and Asperger Syndrome. Psychiatric Aspects of Autism and Asperger Syndrome alerts parents and professionals to the occurrence of common emotional and psychological problems in autism (e.g. schizophrenia, violence, depression, anxiety, tics) and

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Overview

Despite increasing interest, very little is known about the occurrence of psychiatric disorders in persons with autism and Asperger Syndrome. Psychiatric Aspects of Autism and Asperger Syndrome alerts parents and professionals to the occurrence of common emotional and psychological problems in autism (e.g. schizophrenia, violence, depression, anxiety, tics) and provides sound advice for the detection and treatment of psychiatric problems in people with ASDs. The conditions described in this book are those that Dr Ghaziuddin, an experienced psychiatrist specialising in autism, has most commonly seen in autistic children and adults, although Dr Ghaziuddin clearly states that he is not proposing a direct link between psychiatric disorders and autism, but is rather recognising the need to systematically characterise commonly occurring disorders, with the hope that this will lead to their early recognition and treatment. With different disorders explained in clearly structured chapters, each providing an introduction to the disorder, advice on diagnosis and the best methods of treatment, this book is a valuable tool for both professionals and parents alike.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781843107330
Publisher:
Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date:
04/15/2005
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

1Autism and pervasive developmental disorders : an overview13
2What is Asperger syndrome?42
3Other pervasive developmental disorders61
4Medical conditions in autism75
5Psychiatric comorbidity : an introduction93
6Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder109
7Depression and other mood disorders127
8Anxiety disorders in autism and Asperger syndrome149
9Schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders173
10Autism, tic disorders, and Tourette syndrome189
11Other psychiatric disorders199
12Violence in autism and Asperger syndrome214
13Psychiatric comorbidity of autism spectrum disorders : the task ahead233

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