The Autism Spectrum and Depression

The Autism Spectrum and Depression

Ghaziuddin (2005) reports that depression is the most common co-morbid (
coexisting) mental condition that pervades the lifespan of an autistic person and
notes that those on the highfunctioning end of the autism spectrum seem to be ...

Author: Nick Dubin

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9780857002426

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 224

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For people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), the stresses of coping with a world that often seems alien to them can frequently lead to depression. Written specifically for adults with ASD, this ground-breaking book offers accessible and sensitive advice on how to manage depression and make positive steps towards recovery. Nick Dubin shares his own experiences of depression including how he has dealt with it, and everything from initial feelings of anger and frustration to medication, cognitive behavioural therapy and overcoming 'the dark night of the soul'. It explores the aspects of everyday life that can cause people with ASD to feel low, explains how this can escalate and looks at ways in which depression can be prevented. With a chapter on suicide and interviews with his parents, the book provides real, practical solutions to a problem that is often overlooked.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Overcoming Anxiety and Depression on the Autism Spectrum

Overcoming Anxiety and Depression on the Autism Spectrum

body language and facial expressions can also make a person on the spectrum
feel anxious or nervous in social situations. Depression is another common
problem facing people with autism spectrum conditions (Atwood, 2006;
Ghaziuddin, ...

Author: Lee A. Wilkinson

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9780857007100

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 160

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) has been shown to be effective for treating mental health problems such as anxiety and depression in individuals both with and without autism spectrum disorders. This book bridges the gap between research and practice and shows adults on the spectrum practical ways to manage their emotions. Many adults on the autism spectrum experience isolation, interpersonal difficulties, anxiety, depressed mood, and coping problems. By applying theory and concepts from autism research, this book will help adults on the spectrum to understand their challenges. The author takes the best of CBT self-help strategies, to encourage self-analysis, and to help adults on the spectrum make better decisions in activities such as employment or relationships. This is an essential self-help guide for adults on the spectrum looking for ways to cope with emotional challenges, and will also be a useful resource for clinicians, psychologists, therapists, and counselors working with them.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Textbook of Autism Spectrum Disorders

Textbook of Autism Spectrum Disorders

... AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS Comorbid. ternalizing disorders to co-occur
appears to hold in individuals with ASDs. For example, Sterling et al. (2008)
found that one-half the adults with ASDs and depression also endorsed
symptoms ...

Author: Eric Hollander

Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub

ISBN: 9781585623419

Category: Medical

Page: 603

View: 930

More patients are diagnosed with autism, and at earlier ages, than ever before, and these patients and their families receive services in increasingly diverse settings. Destined to become a classic, this is the volume for which patients, families, and clinicians have been waiting.
Categories: Medical

A Parent s Guide to High Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder Second Edition

A Parent s Guide to High Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder  Second Edition

of self-worth and promote a descent into depression. Anxiety disorders are also a
common psychiatric disturbance experienced by teens and adults with ASD.
Science has not yet clarified whether these mood problems result from the
natural ...

Author: Sally Ozonoff

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 9781462517954

Category: Psychology

Page: 308

View: 426

"Packed with real-life stories and everyday problem-solving ideas, this book has given many tens of thousands of parents the facts they need about high-functioning autism spectrum disorder (ASD), including Asperger syndrome. The authors are leading experts who describe ways to work with these kids' unique impairments and capabilities so they can grow into happy, self-sufficient adults. Parents learn practical strategies for helping their son or daughter relate more comfortably to peers, learn the rules of appropriate behavior, and succeed in school. The book also discusses what scientists currently know about ASD and how it is diagnosed, as well as what treatments and educational supports have been shown to work. Updated with the latest research, resources, and clinical strategies, the second edition clearly explains the diagnostic changes in DSM-5"--
Categories: Psychology

The Oxford Handbook of Autism and Co Occurring Psychiatric Conditions

The Oxford Handbook of Autism and Co Occurring Psychiatric Conditions

symptom overlap (e.g., social withdrawal, irregular sleep patterns, flat affect, and
diminished eye contact are features of both ASD and depression). Social
communication difficulties characteristic of ASD also impede emotion recognition
and ...

Author: Susan W. White

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190910778

Category: Psychology

Page: 464

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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.
Categories: Psychology

Explaining Autism Spectrum Disorder

Explaining Autism Spectrum Disorder

Many people with ASD report depression and anxiety , and for many the
diagnosis has not been the liberating key that it might have been . Sure , it
explains , finally , why they ' cannot do ' so many things , but it does not help to
turn this around ...

Author: Clare Lawrence

Publisher: Straightforward co Ltd

ISBN: 1847161642

Category: Autism spectrum disorders

Page: 141

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What is an autistic spectrum disorder? With autism and Asperger syndrome now reckoned to affect one in 100, this is a question that more and more people are asking. Clare Lawrence provides a clear and concise introduction to this fascinating and perplexing subject. Written in accessible, non-specialist language, the book provides an ideal basis for parents, carers, teachers and employers to understand what the autistic spectrum is.
Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

The Independent Woman s Handbook for Super Safe Living on the Autistic Spectrum

The Independent Woman s Handbook for Super Safe Living on the Autistic Spectrum

Although he is not on the autistic spectrum, I feel this is very worthwhile. I have
found it insightful and useful for understanding myself. Stephen Fry has bipolar
disorder (sometimes called manic depression). This means that he has periods of
 ...

Author: Robyn Steward

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9780857007650

Category: Psychology

Page: 376

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Certain characteristics of autism, such as difficulty understanding social cues, may make women vulnerable to potentially dangerous situations. Robyn Steward has written this supportive guide to help all women on the autistic spectrum live independently, make their own choices in life, and be safe whilst doing so. This book will provide you with the knowledge to recognise potential risks to your personal safety and the skills and strategies required to avoid and overcome them. Informed by a survey of, and interviews with, women on and off the autistic spectrum, it explores common safety issues encountered by women and offers practical advice to help you stay safe and supported in your independence. Topics covered include friendships, relationships and sex, alcohol and drugs, money and employment and staying safe outside the home and online. This handbook is your guide to super safe living as an independent woman and will help you to stay safe whilst living life to the full. It may also be of interest to your family, friends and carers, giving them insight into life on the spectrum and confidence that you will enjoy your independence in an informed and safe manner.
Categories: Psychology

Issues in Development and Developmental Disorders 2011 Edition

Issues in Development and Developmental Disorders  2011 Edition

“There were 61,891 children diagnosed with ASD in the Medicaid system in 2004
. ... Research findings, 'Association between depression and anxiety in high-
functioning children with autism spectrum disorders and maternal mood
symptoms,' ...

Author:

Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 9781464966026

Category: Medical

Page: 514

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Issues in Development and Developmental Disorders: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Development and Developmental Disorders. The editors have built Issues in Development and Developmental Disorders: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Development and Developmental Disorders in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Development and Developmental Disorders: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.
Categories: Medical

Sleep Well on the Autism Spectrum

Sleep Well on the Autism Spectrum

Depression and anxiety are both common issues in parents of people with ASD.
These can make consistent parenting more difficult. Parental mood is a
significant predictor of subsequent infant and toddler sleep patterns (O'Connor et
al.

Author: Kenneth Aitken

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9780857006684

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 304

View: 139

Why are sleep disorders more common in individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), and how can parents recognise the signs and symptoms? Which treatments are most effective, how easy are they to implement and how successful can they be? Full of helpful information and practical advice, this comprehensive guide introduces the most common sleep issues in children with ASDs, describing both mainstream and complementary options for treatment, what is involved and the outcomes that can be expected. The author describes common underlying conditions that might lead to sleep difficulties, including genetic conditions, diet and physical factors, explaining how parents can identify these. Various issues that can affect sleep are explored, including night terrors, teeth grinding, bedwetting and sleepwalking, and practical solutions are given. This is essential reading for parents of children and teenagers on the autism spectrum who have difficulties associated with sleeping, and will also be of great help to all individuals with ASDs who experience sleep problems.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Acute Management of Autism Spectrum Disorders An Issue of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America

Acute Management of Autism Spectrum Disorders  An Issue of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America

... manifestations of distress in ASD, and the challenges involved in interpreting
and differentiating symptoms that could be attributed to ASD or a secondary
disorder (eg, lack of positive affect as part of ASD or because of depression).13,
14 For ...

Author: Matthew Siegel

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780323263832

Category: Medical

Page: 440

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The “spectrum in this disorder is Autistic Disorder, Asperger Syndrome, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder. This issue specifically addresses acute management of the extreme behaviors that accompany this disorder spectrum: extreme behaviors, complete lack of communication, inability to learn or express language, etc, and covers in-hospital or residential therapies as well as in-home family involvement. Medical treatment for this disorder is the main focus of discussion in topics such as: Emotional Regulation: Concepts and Practice in ASD; Specialized Inpatient Treatment of ASD; Residential Treatment of Severe Behavioral Disturbance in ASD; Treatment of ASD in General Child Psychiatry Units; Behavioral Approaches to Acute Problems; Communication Strategies for Behavioral Challenges in ASD, along with topics covering Psychiatric Assessment of Acute Presentations in ASD; Sensory Regulation and its Relationship to Acute Problems in ASD; Family Dysfunction, Assessment and Treatment in the context of Severe Behavioral Disturbance in ASD; and Self Injurious Behavior in ASD.
Categories: Medical

Exploring Depression and Beating the Blues

Exploring Depression  and Beating the Blues

This outstanding book provides a comprehensive review of these aspects, and an effective self-help guide for anyone with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) affected by depression.

Author: Tony Attwood

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9780857009074

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 272

View: 320

For people with ASDs, depression is common, and has particular features and causes. This outstanding book provides a comprehensive review of these aspects, and an effective self-help guide for anyone with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) affected by depression. Written by the leading experts in the field, the book explains and describes depression, the forms it can take, and how it looks and feels for a person on the autism spectrum. The authors draw on the latest thinking and research to suggest strategies for coping with the effects of depression and provide a complete step-by-step CBT self-help programme, designed specifically for individuals with ASDs. The programme helps increase self-awareness, including identifying personal triggers, and provides the tools to combat depression.
Categories: Family & Relationships

A Practical Guide to Mental Health Problems in Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder

A Practical Guide to Mental Health Problems in Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder

It's not just their autism! ... ADHD ASD BDI CBT DSM EEG FCBT ICD IPT OCD
ODD MRI NHS SSRI WHO. ABBREVIATIONS. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity
Disorder Autistic Spectrum Disorder Beck Depression Inventory Cognitive
Behaviour ...

Author: Alvina Ali

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9780857006974

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

View: 466

Exploring the relationship between ASD and mental health difficulties, this book offers practical guidance to help parents and professionals recognise and handle co-morbid conditions, and dispels the myth that they are just a part of autism. The authors cover a wide range of common mental health problems experienced by children with ASD, including Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), anxiety, ADHD, eating disorders, psychosis, stress, tics and depression, and illustrate these issues with case studies. They also provide vital advice in an accessible format and suggest strategies to ease the difficulties which arise from these co-morbid conditions. This book is essential reading for professionals working with children on the autism spectrum and is an accessible and practical resource for parents and carers.
Categories: Psychology

Mental Health Aspects of Autism and Asperger Syndrome

Mental Health Aspects of Autism and Asperger Syndrome

Depression. and. Other. Mood. Disorders. Introduction. Mood disorders are the
most common psychiatric disorders that ... They form a group of disorders
characterized by a disturbance of mood (inappropriate depression or elation),
and by a ...

Author: Mohammad Ghaziuddin

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781843107279

Category: Education

Page: 252

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Annotation Despite increasing interest, very little is known about the occurrence of psychiatric disorders in persons with autism and Asperger Syndrome. Mental Health Aspects of Autism and Asperger Syndrome alerts parents and professionals to the occurrence of common emotional and psychological problems in autism (e.g. schizophrenia, violence, depression, anxiety, tics) and provides sound advice for the detection and treatment of psychiatric problems in people with ASDs. The conditions described in this book are those that Dr Ghaziuddin, an experienced psychiatrist specialising in autism, has most commonly seen in autistic children and adults, although Dr Ghaziuddin clearly states that he is not proposing a direct link between psychiatric disorders and autism, but is rather recognising the need to systematically characterise commonly occurring disorders, with the hope that this will lead to their early recognition and treatment.
Categories: Education

Depression An Issue of Psychiatric Clinics E Book

Depression  An Issue of Psychiatric Clinics   E Book

Cultural variations in the clinical presentation of depression and anxiety:
implications for diagnosis and treatment. ... Vagus nerve stimulation therapy in
patients with autism spectrum disorder and intractable epilepsy: results from the
vagus ...

Author: David Mintz

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9781455743100

Category: Medical

Page: 296

View: 666

This issue discusses the diagnosis and treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD) and other depressive disorders, with an emphasis on the psychosocial aspects of depression: how it affects societies, how it is affected by culture, and what the true meaning of recovery is for those suffering from MDD. The issue is divided into three section: Etiology, Diagnosis and Treatment. Authors address the evidence where biology and subjectivity meet. They discuss what is adaptive and what is pathologic and discuss population-based solutions that take into account the specificity of the individual. Authors also take into account combination treatments of psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy and weigh the treatment choices against specific patient subtypes.
Categories: Medical

Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorders

Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorders

The studies on the use of drugs for children and the ASD population are
increasing, but most of the drugs prescribed have ... such as self-injurious
behaviors and temper tantrums, have been used with depressed, anxious or
psychotic patients.

Author: Diane Yapko

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781843107569

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 224

View: 141

Annotation Quick reference--question and answer format gives readers easy access to the materialAppeals to a wide base of readers, including parents and family members, medical and paramedical professionals, teachers, social workers and students.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Coping with Depression in Young People

Coping with Depression in Young People

... span and poor concentration may be due to a physical illness, anxiety,
attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a learning disability, an autistic
spectrum disorder, drug or alcohol use and other conditions as well as
depression.

Author: Carol Fitzpatrick

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470857656

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 158

View: 293

Depressive disorders can produce dramatic and frightening changes in young peoples’ behaviour, but while parents may suspect something is wrong, they are often at a loss to know what. This book shows parents how to tell the difference between the ordinary ups and downs and true depression, helping them better understand clinical warning signs and the various approaches to treatment. Dealing sensitively with how depression sometimes manifests itself—self-harm, alcohol and drug abuse, and suicide attempts—the book offers parents practical guidance on how they can reach out to their children and find professional assistance.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Tomorrow s Big Problem

Tomorrow s Big Problem

2.4 Autism , learning disability and mental health From our observations above it
is easy to understand why anxiety , stress and depression are common amongst
people with an autistic spectrum disorder as they struggle with the world .

Author: Maurice Harker

Publisher: National Autistic Society

ISBN: 1899280537

Category: Autism

Page: 100

View: 856

Moving house is difficult for anyone but especially for people with autistic spectrum disorders who face many difficulties with change. Moving house is difficult for anyone but especially for people with autistic spectrum disorders who face many difficulties with change. The Shirley Foundation funded a project by Housing Options, an advisory service for learning disability, to promote the development of housing and support for people with autism and their particular needs.
Categories: Autism

Depression and Bipolar Disorder

Depression and Bipolar Disorder

Antidepressant use during pregnancy and childhood autism spectrum disorders.
Archives of General Psychiatry, 68, 1104–1112. Louik, C., et al. (2007). First-
trimester use of selective serotonin-reuptake inhibitors and the risk of birth
defects.

Author: William Marchand

Publisher: Bull Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781936693399

Category: Self-Help

Page: 272

View: 226

Responding to the reasons why people often do not recover from mood disorders, this book empowers readers by providing the tools needed to work effectively with doctors and health care providers to negotiate the complex pathway to a full and lasting recovery from depression or bipolar disorder. It explains the three main barriers to recovery—not receiving treatment, incorrect diagnosis, and receiving inadequate treatment—and how to overcome these challenges to ensure successful treatment. A practical book for the layperson, it provides flowcharts and useful forms to help readers determine whether they need help and how best to collaborate with their medical team.
Categories: Self-Help

Autism Spectrum Disorders

Autism Spectrum Disorders

Studies also show that many people with ASD experience sleep disorders and
depression. Other conditions associated with ASD include digestive problems (
such as poor tolerance of gluten, a wheat protein), immune problems such as ...

Author: Ana Maria Rodriguez

Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books

ISBN: 9780761358831

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 967

Provides case studies of people living with autism spectrum disorders and information about symptoms, treatment, research, and coping with ASD.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Autism Spectrum Disorders

Autism Spectrum Disorders

... 1998 1st-, 2nd-, and 3rd-degree relatives 1238 Informant and direct Higher
rates of depression and OCD Piven & Palmer, 1999 Parents and 2nd- degree
relatives 48 Informant and direct Higher rates of depression and social phobia
Folstein ...

Author: David Amaral

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199707478

Category: Medical

Page: 1456

View: 828

Autism is an emerging area of basic and clinical research, and has only recently been recognized as a major topic in biomedical research. Approximately 1 in 150 children are diagnosed as autistic, so it is also an intense growth area in behavioral and educational treatments. Financial resources have begun to be raised for more comprehensive research and an increasing number of scientists are becoming involved in autism research. In many respects, autism has become a model for conducting translational research on a psychiatric disorder. This text provides a comprehensive summary of all current knowledge related to the behavioral, experiential, and biomedical features of the autism spectrum disorders including major behavioral and cognitive syndromology, common co-morbid conditions, neuropathology, neuroimmunology, and other neurological correlates such as seizures, allergy and immunology, gastroenterology, infectious disease, and epidemiology. Edited by three leading researchers, this volume contains over 80 chapters and nine shorter commentaries by thought leaders in the field, making the book a virtual "who's who" of autism research. This carefully developed book is a comprehensive and authoritative reference for what we know in this area as well as a guidepost for the next several years in all areas of autism research.
Categories: Medical