The diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has evolved greatly since Asperger's day. And as our clinical understanding of this spectrum of disorders has grown, so has recognition of the connections between anxiety disorders and ASD-a welcome development, but also a source of confusion for many in the field.
The Handbook of Autism and Anxiety brings together leading experts to explain this comorbidity, the diagnostic similarities and differences between the two disorders and the extent to which treatment for each can be coordinated for optimum results. Focusing on repetitive behaviors, social difficulties and fears as core components of anxiety disorders as well as ASD, contributors discuss specific symptoms in depth to aid in diagnosis. Assessment and treatment issues relevant to the autism-anxiety connection are considered in clinical and school contexts. And an especially timely conclusion details how key changes in the DSM-5 affect the diagnosis and conceptualization of each disorder.
Key topics addressed in the Handbook include:Phenotypic variability in ASD: clinical considerations.Etiologic factors and transdiagnostic processes.Social worries and difficulties: autism and/or social anxiety disorder?Implementing group CBT interventions for youth with ASD and anxiety in clinical practice.Autism and anxiety in school settings.DSM-5 and autism spectrum disorder.
The Handbook of Autism and Anxiety is an essential resource for researchers, clinicians/professionals and graduate students in child and school psychology, psychiatry, social work, education, clinical counseling and behavioral therapy.
Publisher: Springer International Publishing AG
Number of pages: 264
Weight: 6806 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 18 mm
"The book is well structured and organized and it makes information accessible which may be beneficial to various disciplines. ... This book has a place in an autism research center, treatment facility for individuals on the spectrum or even in a classroom where teachers are providing education for children diagnosed with ASD. The usefulness of the book in the domains of assessment, treatment and research is clear." (Oren Shtayermman, Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, Vol. 46, 2016)"This book presents a constellation of research and clinical perspectives of autism and anxiety. ... this is a great resource for researchers and clinicians and for use as reference. I particularly appreciated the detailed review of symptoms of specific anxiety disorders that overlap and, more importantly, differ from ASD features to aid in accurate diagnosis." (Soo Lee, Doody's Book Reviews, January, 2015)
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