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Mental Health Aspects of Autism and Asperger Syndrome


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Preface 1. Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders: An overview. 2. What is Asperger syndrome? 3. Other Pervasive Developmental Disorders. 4. Medical Conditions in Autism. 5. Psychiatric Comorbidity: an introduction 6. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. 7. Depression and other Mood Disorders. 8. Anxiety Disorders in Autism and Asperger syndrome. 9. Schizophrenia and other Psychotic Disorders. 10. Autism, Tic Disorders, and Tourette Syndrome. 11. Other Psychiatric Disorders 12. Violence in Autism and Asperger syndrome.13. Psychiatric Comorbidity of Autism Spectrum Disorders: The Task ahead. References. Index.

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Mental Health Aspects of Autism and Asperger Syndrome systematically explains the emotional and psychological difficulties that are often encountered with ASDs

About the Author

Mohammad Ghaziuddin, MD, MRCPsych, is a child psychiatrist with a special interest in children and adults with autism and related disorders. Author of several scientific articles on various aspects of autism, Dr Ghaziuddin has lectured widely both in the US and abroad. He is an Associate Professor of Child Psychiatry at the University of Michigan and in addition is on the editorial boards of several leading scientific journals.


'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 & Director, Division TEACCH, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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