This book is a valuable part of my AS library, ans I'd recommend it to anyone who is interested in exploring themselves in depth to find out whether they are mad, bad or just Aspie!
The Sheffield Autistic Society Newsletter
There is clear evidence that people with ASDs are at an increased risk of developing a range of co-morbid conditions and this book, whose author is a child psychiatrist specializing in childrens and adults with ASDs, seeks to offer clear advice and guidance on early detection and treatment. The author recognizes that many problems such as mood swings, angry outbursts, depression and anxiety are often dismissed by professionals as part of the condition of autism and therefore go untreated. This book provides an overview of the wide range of behavioural problems and psychiatric disorders that may affect people with autism and Asperger syndrome and treatments that are available. It is a very comprehensive book and certainly the most informative I have found on the subject so far. I would strongly recommend this book.
This book is one of the first to tackle the issue of comorbid psychiatric symptoms in individuals with PDDs. Ghaziuddin clearly has a thorough understanding of the presentation of psychiatric symptoms in PDDs, and he manages to make the book accessible to the general population.
Mental Health Practice
This book is a unique publication, and although written in the USA… it translates into a British perspective easily. It is an honest exploration of common contemporary phenomena that is often confused with unrelated presentations, resulting in a second-class mental health service for sufferers, carers and relatives. It challenges stereotypes, informs the reader and provides hope, therefore it would be of significant benefit to students and qualified professionals of all disciplines.
The Journal of Intellectual Disability Research
I think the author has done an admirable job in this book. It is primarily aimed at parents and caregivers. I certainly think that all professionals involved with the care of people with ASD will find it very valuable… The main message of the book is that people with ASD suffer from a wide range of behavioural and psychiatric disorders at various stages in their lives and that recognition, diagnosis and treatment is crucial to better outcomes for this group.
This book is the first to address the increasingly urgent need for information about psychiatric problems in people with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and systematically explains the emotional and psychological difficulties that are often encountered with ASD's. The book describes the conditions that are commonly seen in autistic children and adults, including schizophrenia, depression, anxiety and tic disorders and gives sound guidance on their early detection and treatment.
Link Autism Europe
Mental Health Aspects of Autism and Asperger Syndrome alerts parents and professionals to the occurrence of common emotional and psychological problems in autism and provides sound advice for the detection and treatment of psychiatric problems in people with ASD's… this book is a valuable tool for both professionals and parents alike.
Gary Mesibov, PhD, Professor & Director, Division TEACCH, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Dr Ghaziuddin is to be congratulated for his timely, informative, and thoughtful book… I enjoyed reading it immensely… [It] has abundant information on this increasingly important topic.