A thorough overview of Asperger syndrome for mental health professionals. Interest in Asperger syndrome is on the rise, but until recently it has been examined almost exclusively in children and adolescents. In this book, three leading researchers summarise the relevant issues in adults, including diagnosis, co-morbid psychiatric conditions, psychosocial issues, and appropriate interventions, from psychotherapy to psychopharmacology.
Full Product DetailsAuthor: Kevin Stoddart , Lillian Burke , Robert King
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Dimensions: Width: 16.20cm , Height: 3.10cm , Length: 24.00cm
ISBN 10: 0393705501
Publication Date: 24 July 2012
Audience: Professional and scholarly , Professional & Vocational
Publisher's Status: Active
Availability: In Print
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Asperger Syndrome in Adulthood represents a very welcome addition to the current literature on what happens to individuals on the autism spectrum after they graduate from high school or college. Maintaining an evidence-based perspective, the authors address a wide range of issues, including some controversial ones, in way that is accurate, accessible, and very applicable to the promotion of quality-of-life concerns. A very useful volume. --Peter F. Gerhardt, EdD, Chair, Scientific Council for the Organization for Autism Research; Director, McCarton Upper School
The guide is written with great respect and obvious concern for the needs of adults with AS. In fact, it's the first clinical guide I've read that treats adults with AS as adults - with well-rounded and complication lives filled with college, careers, relationships, parenting, and sex. . . . The authors do a great job of blending research with their own clinical observations, providing lots of practical examples of AS . . . . The guide also does a thorough job of discussing the complexities involved with diagnosing comorbid medical and mental health disorders, . . . and the difficulties in using standard diagnostic instruments in an AS population.
Well written and highly readable . . . . [T]his volume will be invaluable for those clinicians who provide that care.
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