A Clinician’s Guide to Mental Health Conditions in Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Assessment and Interventions

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Eddie Chaplin, Jane McCarthy, Debbie Spain
Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Oct 21, 2019 - Psychology - 448 pages

This comprehensive and much-needed guide addresses the issues faced by clinicians in assessing and treating the range of mental health conditions, which can affect adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Its particular focus on adults fills a notable gap in the ASD professional literature, with an extensive array of contributors from across the psychology and healthcare professions.

Covering a wide variety of common co-occurring mental health conditions including mood disorders, anxiety, psychosis, OCD, personality disorders, and eating disorders, this guide also explores broader issues to do with promoting positive mental health and wellbeing. Authoritative and detailed, this is an essential resource for all clinicians and professionals looking to understand and tailor their approach to mental health in autistic adults, and the need for specific methods and strategies to enhance assessment and treatment.


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Section 2 Common Mental Health Conditions
Section 3 Interventions
Section 4 Understanding and Managing Risk
Promoting Health and Wellbeing
The Contributors
Subject Index
Author Index

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Dr Eddie Chaplin is Professor of Mental Health in Neurodevelopmental Disorders at London South Bank University.

Debbie Spain is Postdoctoral Clinical Researcher and Nurse Consultant at the MRC Social, Genetic & Developmental Psychiatry Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King's College London.

Dr Jane McCarthy is a Consultant Psychiatrist and Clinical Director at the Danshell Group, who care for and support adults living with a learning disability or autism.

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