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The Oxford Handbook of Autism and Co-Occurring Psychiatric Conditions

The Oxford Handbook of Autism and Co-Occurring Psychiatric Conditions

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Co-occurring psychiatric conditions are extremely common among people who have autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The Oxford Handbook of Autism and Co-Occurring Psychiatric Conditions presents a compilation of the latest research in this area, summarized by internationally renowned experts. Each chapter presents an overview of the problem or disorder including information on prevalence in ASD and in the general public and a synthesis of the research on etiology, diagnostic best practices, and evidence-based intervention approaches. Case studies bring these concepts to life, and each chapter concludes with suggestions for future research directions in order to further develop our scientific and clinical understanding of the particular comorbidity. Given the fact that comorbidity is often a chronic and pervasive concern, this Handbook takes a lifespan approach, with each chapter touching on developmental aspects of the targeted problem, from early childhood through adulthood. The concluding section of the Handbook is comprised of content on clinical considerations and research approaches, including chapters on medications commonly used to treat co-occurring conditions, strategies for managing crisis situations in this clinical population, and community partnerships within an implementation science framework.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780190910761
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 03/27/2020
Series: Oxford Library of Psychology
Pages: 472
Product dimensions: 10.10(w) x 7.40(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Susan W. White is Professor and Doddridge Saxon Chair in Clinical Psychology at The University of Alabama, where she directs the Center for Youth Development and Intervention. Her clinical and research interests include development and evaluation of psychosocial treatments that target transdiagnostic processes underlying psychopathology. She has co-authored over 100 peer-reviewed articles and several books and chapters. Her research has been funded by the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development as well as several foundations.

Brenna B. Maddox is a postdoctoral fellow and clinical psychologist at the Penn Center for Mental Health, located at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research program focuses on the intersection of autism services and implementation science. Her clinical interests include the assessment and treatment of commonly co-occurring difficulties within autism, such as anxiety and depression, and the community diagnosis of ASD in adults. Dr. Maddox is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders and Autism in Adulthood.

Carla A. Mazefsky is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Her research involves investigations of mechanisms underlying emotion regulation, psychiatric and behavioral problems in ASD, and the development of new assessment and treatment approaches. She is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. She has had federal (National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense, National Science Foundation) and foundation funding for her research, and her research has been recognized by the Ritvo-Slifka Award for Innovation in Autism Research from the International Society for Autism Research.

Table of Contents

John Elder Robison

Part I: Overview

1. ASD and Co-Occurring Psychiatric Conditions: A Conceptual Framework
Virginia Carter Leno and Emily Simonoff

Part II: Co-Occurring Conditions

2. Co-Occurring Mood Problems in Autism Spectrum Disorder
Katherine Gotham, Florencia Pezzimenti, Mareike Eydt-Beebe, Gloria T. Han, and Catherine G. Herrington

3. Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders in Autism Spectrum Disorder
Jennifer H. Foss-Feig, Stacey Lurie, and Maya F. Hubert

4. Substance-Autism Spectrum Disorder and Co-Occurring Addiction
Patricia J. M. van Wijngaarden-Cremers

5. Anxiety in ASD: A Case of Blurred Boundaries
Lawrence Scahill and Andrea N. Evans

6. Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders in Autism
Katelyn M. Dyason, Sharna L. Mathieu, Donna L. Griffiths, and Lara J. Farrell

7. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Connor M. Kerns, Chandler Puhy, Chelsea Day, and Steven J. Berkowitz

8. Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Related Disruptive Behaviors in Autism Spectrum Disorder
Karen Bearss and Aaron Kaat

9. ADHD in Autism Spectrum Disorder: A High-Risk Co-Occurring Condition
Benjamin E. Yerys

10. Intellectual Disability in Autism Spectrum Disorder
Jill Fodstad, Rebecca Elias, and Shivali Sarawgi

11. The Co-Occurrence of Autism and Gender Diversity
John F. Strang, Dana Rofey, and Eleonora Sadikova

Part III: Related Problems

12. Psychosexual Problems, Sexual Deviance and Promoting Sexual Health in Autistic Adolescents and Adults
Kirstin Greaves-Lord, Jeroen Dewinter, Lennart Pedersen, Olive Healy, and Mark A. Stokes

13. Eating Issues in Autism Spectrum Disorder
Emily S. Kuschner and Gregory L. Wallace

14. Sleep Problems in Autism Spectrum Disorder
Margaret C. Souders, Briana J. Taylor, and Stefanie Zavodny Jackson

15. Aggression in Autism Spectrum Disorder
Micah O. Mazurek

16. Understanding Executive Function Challenges in Autism Spectrum Disorders
Cara E. Pugliese, Gregory L. Wallace, Laura G. Anthony, and Lauren Kenworthy

17. Self-Injurious Behavior in Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Jennifer N. Haddock and Louis P. Hagopian

18. Suicidality and Self-Harm in Autism Spectrum Conditions
Sarah Cassidy

Part IV: Current Clinical Practices and Promising Research Approaches

19. Medications to Treat Co-Occurring Psychiatric Conditions in Autism Spectrum Disorder
Bryan H. King, Agnieszka Rynkiewicz, Malgorzata Janas-Kozik, and Marta Tyszkewicz-Nwafor

20. A Model for Addressing Crisis Behavior in Youth with ASD within a Functional and Contextual Framework
Robin L. Gabriels and Julia Barnes

21. Designing ASD Interventions for Community Implementation: Addressing Children's Challenging Behaviors in Publicly-Funded Mental Health Services
Lauren Brookman-Frazee, Amy Drahota, Colby Chlebowski, Yael Koenig, Katherine Williams, Barry Hill, and Julie McPherson

22. Synthesis: Current State of the Science and Future Directions
Brenna B. Maddox, Carla A. Mazefsky, and Susan W. White

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