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Psychology - Child & School Psychology | Handbook of Autism and Anxiety

Handbook of Autism and Anxiety

Davis III, Thompson E., White, Susan W., Ollendick, Thomas H. (Eds.)

2014, XIX, 264 p. 4 illus., 2 illus. in color.

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  • ​Synthesizes the research base on ASD and anxiety from international experts across interrelated disciplines
  • Creates a bridge to the DSM-5 and its effects on the future of research and practice
  • Examines trends in assessment, diagnosis, and treatments within the context of the complex etiology of ASD and anxiety disorders
  • Reviews the history of ASD and analyzes how DSM-5 is likely to affect ASD diagnoses in the future

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.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » ASDs and anxiety - Abnormal amygdala structure and function in ASD and anxiety - Anxiety disorders and autism - Asperger’s Syndrome and anxiety - Assessing anxiety in children - Autism and OCD - Autism and anxiety - Autism and anxiety and developmental issues - Autism and anxiety in school - Autism and obsessive-compulsive disorder - Autism spectrum disorders and anxiety - Behavior analysis for anxiety comorbid with ASD - Behavior therapy for anxiety comorbid with ASD - Behavioral interventions for anxiety comorbid with ASD - CBT for anxiety comorbid with ASD - Cognitive-behavioral therapy for anxiety comorbid with ASD - DSM-5 and anxiety - DSM-5 and autism - DSM-5 and autism spectrum disorder - Deficient emotion recognition and alexithymia in ASD and anxiety - Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, Fifth Edition - Differential diagnoses and ASD - Disorders comorbid with autism - Fear and specific phobia and ASD - Genetic and biological risk factors in ASD and anxiety - Hormonal abnormalities in ASD and anxiety - Impaired emotion regulation in ASD and anxiety - Impaired theory of mind abilities in ASD and anxiety - Leo Kanner and autism spectrum disorders - Medical conditions and diagnoses in ASD - Modifying CBT for individuals with ASDs - Modifying cognitive-behavioral therapy for individuals with ASDs - Pharmacological interventions for anxiety comorbid with ASD - Pharmacological side effects for anxiety comorbid with ASD - Phenotypic variability in ASDs - Psychopathology and ASD - Psychopathology and anxiety - Repetitive behavior and autism - Social phobia, ASDs, and anxiety - Transdiagnostic processes in ASD and anxiety - Treating anxiety in children

Related subjects » Child & School Psychology - Education & Language - Medicine - Psychiatry - Psychotherapy & Counseling - Social Sciences

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