Psychological comorbidities in autism spectrum disorders

Shaltout, Eman, Al-Dewik, Nader, Samara, Muthanna, Morsi, Hisham and Khattab, Azhar (2020) Psychological comorbidities in autism spectrum disorders. In: Essa, M. Mohamed and Qoronfleh, M. Walid, (eds.) Personalized food intervention and therapy for autism spectrum disorder management. Cham, Switzerland : Springer. pp. 163-191. (Advances in Neurobiology, no. 24) ISSN (print) 2190-5215 ISBN 9783030304010

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Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is characterized by impairment in behavior, communication, and social interaction. Thus, accurate identification, regular behavioral and other nonmedical interventions would improve the diagnosis, management, and treatment of this condition.In this chapter, we investigate the importance of diagnosing and identifying comorbid psychiatric disorders that occur with ASD as these conditions can often complicate treatment, and failure to recognize them can result in deficits that can persist into adolescence and adulthood. In addition, we explore the impact of comprehensive psychological intervention in ASD patients with comorbid psychiatric disorders with the ultimate goal of improving overall quality of life.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Area: Psychology
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Law, Social and Behavioural Sciences
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Date Deposited: 29 May 2019 07:11
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2020 14:48

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