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A Clinician’s Guide to Mental Health Conditions in Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders

A Clinician’s Guide to Mental Health Conditions in Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Assessment and Interventions

Edited by Eddie Chaplin, Debbie Spain and Jane McCarthy

Quick Overview

A specialised professional guide for clinicians and advanced students, thoroughly addressing and explaining the specific, tailored assessment and treatment required for mental health conditions in adults with autism spectrum disorders.
2019, Paperback / softback, 9.61in x 6.77in / 244mm x 172mm, 448pp
ISBN: 9781785924262

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CA$49.95

Description

This comprehensive and much-needed guide addresses the issues faced by clinicians in assessing and treating the range of mental health conditions, which can affect adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Its particular focus on adults fills a notable gap in the ASD professional literature, with an extensive array of contributors from across the psychology and healthcare professions.

Covering a wide variety of common co-occurring mental health conditions including mood disorders, anxiety, psychosis, OCD, personality disorders, and eating disorders, this guide also explores broader issues to do with promoting positive mental health and wellbeing. Authoritative and detailed, this is an essential resource for all clinicians and professionals looking to understand and tailor their approach to mental health in autistic adults, and the need for specific methods and strategies to enhance assessment and treatment.

Reviews

'As a clinician working with Autistic adults this book is a perfect addition to the resource library. It provides the reader with access to expert voices, providing an accessible appraisal of current literature, thinking and practical approaches in the complex and developing area of mental health and Autism.'
- Dr Sue Smith, Head of National Autistic Society Lorna Wing Centre, and Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

'This comprehensive and insightful volume will be essential reading for anyone working with adults on the autism spectrum. Dr Spain and her colleagues have collected authoritative chapters by leading clinicians and researchers, covering the many mental health issues affecting autistic adults, including anxiety, depression, OCD, and ADHD. Less well-known, but very important, conditions such as catatonia and PTSD are also covered, and every chapter provides practical as well as theoretical content. Appropriately, the final word is given to Joe Powell, who reflects on his own experience of striving for wellbeing as an adult on the autism spectrum.'
- Francesca Happé, FBA FMedSci, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience, King’s College London, Past-President of the International Society for Autism Research (INSAR)