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Understanding and Treating Anxiety in Autism

Understanding and Treating Anxiety in Autism

A Multi-Disciplinary Approach

Edited by Stephen M. Edelson and Jane Botsford Johnson. Foreword by Dr. David G. Amaral.

Quick Overview

A comprehensive guide to assessing and treating anxiety disorders within individuals on the autism spectrum to benefit professionals, parents and carers of those on the autistic spectrum who suffer with anxiety.
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Paperback / softback
2020, 9.61in x 6.77in / 244mm x 172mm, 272pp
ISBN: 9781787751521


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.


'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.'
- Dr Glenys Jones, Chartered Psychologist