"Managing Anxiety in People with Autism"
August 10, 2011
By Autism Society
Anxiety is one of the biggest challenges facing people with autism spectrum disorders and their families, and it compounds the difficulties they already may have with communication, interacting socially and controlling their emotions. Managing Anxiety in People with Autism is one of the first books to provide practical information about dealing with anxiety in people with ASD. Drawing on her experience diagnosing and treating anxiety in people with ASD at the treatment center she founded in Sydney, Australia, Dr. Chalfont provides clear, understandable explanations of different types of anxiety disorders, how they affect people across the autism spectrum and which interventions can help.
The book teaches parents:
- To know how and when their child is prone to anxiety
- To understand their role in the child’s anxious behavior
- To recognize anxious behavior
Case studies and research findings help to illustrate the author’s points, and clarify the causes and symptoms of anxious behavior.
Managing Anxiety explains a range of different types of strategies that can help manage and treat anxiety at school, home and in clinical environments and that take into consideration the different roles people play in an individual’s life: parents, siblings, teachers, etc. Readers will find ways to modify behavior and/or the environment to indirectly reduce anxiety, and learn about interventions, such as medication or psychotherapy, which deal with symptoms directly. The author also discusses how more formal interventions – psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and medication—can target specific anxieties. And since anxiety is generally more common in parents and siblings of a child with ASD, the author also offers ways they too can reduce their symptoms.
Log on to Amazon if you’re interested in purchasing this book: Managing Anxiety in People With Autism: A Treatment Guide for Parents, Teachers and Mental Health Professionals
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