Mental Health Aspects of Autism and Asperger SyndromeISBN: 9781843107279
Dr Ghaziuddin is to be congratulated for his timely, informative, and thoughtful book... I enjoyed reading it immensely... [It] has abundant information on this increasingly important topic.' Gary Mesibov, PhD, Professor and Director, Division TEACCH, University of North Carolina at Chapel HillThe first book to address the increasingly urgent need for information about psychiatric problems in people with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), Mental Health Aspects of Autism and Asperger Syndrome systematically explains the emotional and psychological difficulties that are often encountered with ASDs. The author, an experienced psychiatrist specializing in autism, describes each of the conditions that are commonly seen in autistic children and adults, including schizophrenia, depression, anxiety, and tic disorders, and gives sound guidance on their early detection and treatment. Easy to use and authoritative, this book is an essential tool for use by both family and professionals.