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Asperger Syndrome in Adulthood: A Comprehensive Guide for Cliniciansby Kevin P. Stoddart
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Despite the dramatic proliferation of research, clinical perspectives, and first-person accounts of Asperger Syndrome (AS) in the last 15 years, much of this information has focused on the application of the diagnosis to children, even though AS displays persistence over time in individuals. This book is one of the only guides to Asperger Syndrome as it manifests itself in adults. It integrates research and clinical experience to provide mental health professionals with a comprehensive discussion of AS in adulthood, covering issues of diagnosis as well as co-morbid psychiatric conditions, psychosocial issues, and various types of interventions--from psychotherapy to psychopharmacology. It also discusses basic diagnostic criteria, controversies about the disorder, and possible interventions and treatments for dealing with the disorder.
A thorough overview of Asperger syndrome for mental health professionals.
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 summarize the relevant issues in adults, including diagnosis, co-morbid psychiatric conditions, psychosocial issues, and appropriate interventions, from psychotherapy to psychopharmacology.
About the Author
Kevin Stoddart, PhD, is a lecturer in social work at the University of Toronto. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.Lillian Burke, PhD, is a psychologist based in Ontario. She lives in Blenheim, Ontario.Robert King, MD, is a consultant psychiatrist for Kerry's Place, an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of individuals with ASD. He lives in Brockville, Ontario.
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