Asperger Syndrome in Adulthood
A Comprehensive Guide for Clinicians
A thorough overview of Asperger syndrome for
mental health professionals.
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.
- July 2012
- 6.5 × 9.5 in
/ 352 pages
- Territory Rights: Worldwide
Endorsements & Reviews
“This book lives up to its name of Comprehensive Guide and may well become a standard text for understanding the complexity of Asperger’s Syndrome (AS) in adults . . . . I am in awe of Stoddart, Burke, and King for their in-depth knowledge of this difficult subject. . . . I highly recommend this book.” — The Milton H. Erickson Foundation Newsletter
“The guide is written with great respect and obvious concern for the needs of adults with AS. In fact, it's the first clinical guide I've read that treats adults with AS as adults - with well-rounded and complication lives filled with college, careers, relationships, parenting, and sex. . . . The authors do a great job of blending research with their own clinical observations, providing lots of practical examples of AS . . . . The guide also does a thorough job of discussing the complexities involved with diagnosing comorbid medical and mental health disorders, . . . and the difficulties in using standard diagnostic instruments in an AS population.” — Snagglebox
“Well written and highly readable . . . . [T]his volume will be invaluable for those clinicians who provide that care.” — Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
“An outstanding addition to the literature. This volume is comprehensive in scope and is a valuable addition to the growing body of work on this topic.” — Fred R. Volkmar, MD, Irving B. Harris Professor and Director, Child Study Center, Yale; Chief of Child Psychiatry, Yale New Haven Hospital
“Asperger Syndrome in Adulthood represents a very welcome addition to the current literature on what happens to individuals on the autism spectrum after they graduate from high school or college. Maintaining an evidence-based perspective, the authors address a wide range of issues, including some controversial ones, in way that is accurate, accessible, and very applicable to the promotion of quality-of-life concerns. A very useful volume.” — Peter F. Gerhardt, EdD, Chair, Scientific Council for the Organization for Autism Research; Director, McCarton Upper School
“An invaluable resource for parents and clinicians alike. This book fills an important and neglected niche in our understanding of Asperger Syndrome. It is written with both clarity and compassion.” — Dr. Peter Szatmari, MD, Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences; Director, Offord Centre for Child Studies; and Head, Division of Child Psychiatry, McMaster University