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Understanding and Treating Anxiety in Autism

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A Multi-Disciplinary Approach

Foreword By David Amaral

Editors: Stephen M. Edelson, Jane Botsford Johnson

Anxiety is a prevalent and often debilitating condition for individuals on the autism spectrum. This book promotes a multidisciplinary approach to intervention and treatment of the condition, providing professional understanding of the underlying causes and available treatments.

With chapters co-authored by well-known advocates and pioneering researchers, contributors examine factors including sensory processing issues, sleep impairments and the crossover between the autonomic nervous system and immune system. The book expands upon current areas of research, including immune activation and the role of environmental toxicants, dietary and nutritional support, the treatment of gastrointestinal disorders and individualised methods of managing stress and anxiety.

Providing an invaluable resource for professionals and academics seeking further insight into anxiety and autism, this book explores contemporary research and sets the groundwork for the most effective methods of treatment for individuals of all ages.

Published: 2020-09-21
272 pages 244 x 172mm


ISBN 9781787751521

Dr Glenys Jones, Chartered Psychologist

Good Autism Practise

 A very welcome addition to the literature... This book is very readable and will be of value to all those with an interest in anxiety and autism and who plan to undertake research in this area. 

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