Despite increasing interest, very little is known about the occurrence of psychiatric disorders in persons with autism and Asperger Syndrome. Mental Health 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.
'Dr Ghaziuddin is to be congratulated for his timely, informative, and thoughtful book... I enjoyed reading it immensely... [It] has abundant information on this increasingly important topic.' - Gary Mesibov, PhD, Professor & Director, Division TEACCH, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Preface 1. Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders: An overview. 2. What is Asperger syndrome? 3. Other Pervasive Developmental Disorders. 4. Medical Conditions in Autism. 5. Psychiatric Comorbidity: an introduction 6. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. 7. Depression and other Mood Disorders. 8. Anxiety Disorders in Autism and Asperger syndrome. 9. Schizophrenia and other Psychotic Disorders. 10. Autism, Tic Disorders, and Tourette Syndrome. 11. Other Psychiatric Disorders 12. Violence in Autism and Asperger syndrome.13. Psychiatric Comorbidity of Autism Spectrum Disorders: The Task ahead. References. Index.
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 15th January 2005
Publisher: JESSICA KINGSLEY PUBLISHERS
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88
Weight (kg): 0.39