Autism and Child Psychopathology Series

Handbook of Autism and Anxiety

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

  • ​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
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About this book

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.

About the authors

Thompson E. Davis III, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology and Director of the Psychological Services Center at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. He is the author or co author of numerous publications and is an associate editor of Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders and Research in Developmental Disabilities and serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Anxiety Disorders, Behavior Therapy, the Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, and Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review. His research and clinical interests focus on anxiety disorders (particularly anxiety in children and specific phobias in children and adults) and the intersection of autism and anxiety.

Susan W. White, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg. She has published widely in the area of psychiatric comorbidity in people with ASD, on both assessment and treatment and she has directed several open and randomized clinical trials in this area. Clinically, she directs a child assessment clinic that specializes in evaluation of suspected neurodevelopmental disorders, co-directs the VT Autism Clinic and leads a support group for adults with ASD as well as supervises a group for college students on the spectrum. In addition to her research work, she is also a psychologist in private practice.

Thomas H. Ollendick, Ph.D., is University Distinguished Prof

essor in Clinical Psychology and Director of the Child Study Center at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg. He is the author or co-author of numerous research publications, book chapters and books. He is the founding Co-Editor of Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review and the immediate past editor of Behavior Therapy and the Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. The recipient of several NIMH grant awards, his clinical and research interests range from the study of diverse forms of child psychopathology to the assessment, treatment and prevention of these child disorders from a social learning/social cognitive theory perspective.

Reviews

“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)

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • The History of Autism: From Pillar to Post

    Scahill, Lawrence (et al.)

    Pages 3-13

  • Phenotypic Variability in Autism Spectrum Disorder: Clinical Considerations

    Lecavalier, Luc

    Pages 15-29

  • Anxiety Disorders

    Muris, Peter

    Pages 31-45

  • Other Disorders Frequently Comorbid with Autism

    Nebel-Schwalm, Marie (et al.)

    Pages 47-60

  • Anxiety Assessment and Treatment in Typically Developing Children

    Seligman, Laura D. (et al.)

    Pages 61-73

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eBook $54.99
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Hardcover $179.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Handbook of Autism and Anxiety
Editors
  • Thompson E. Davis III
  • Susan W. White
  • Thomas H. Ollendick
Series Title
Autism and Child Psychopathology Series
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-06796-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-06796-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-06795-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-26143-0
Series ISSN
2192-922X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 264
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