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Catatonia, Shutdown and Breakdown in Autism

Catatonia, Shutdown and Breakdown in Autism

A Psycho-Ecological Approach

Dr Amitta Shah. Foreword by Dr Judith Gould

Quick Overview

Based on Dr Amitta Shah's 35 years of clinical and research experience, this practical book shows how to recognise and diagnose catatonia in people with autism. Written for professionals, friends and family, it gives a brand new psychological approach to support individuals with autism who have mild to moderate catatonia.
2019, Paperback / softback, 8.98in x 5.98in / 228mm x 152mm, 160pp
ISBN: 9781785922497

Availability: In stock



This ground-breaking book provides the first detailed clinical analysis of the various manifestations of catatonia, shutdown and breakdown in autistic individuals, with a new assessment framework (ACE-S) and guidance on intervention and management strategies using a psycho-ecological approach. Based on Dr Amitta Shah's lifetime of clinical experience in Autism Spectrum Disorders, and her research in collaboration with Dr Lorna Wing, this much needed book will be a valuable resource for professionals, autistic individuals and their families and carers.


By (author): Amitta Shah