Chapter 7. Mental Health Aspects of Autism Spectrum Disorders

  1. Angela Hassiotis Senior Lecturer2,
  2. Diana Andrea Barron Clinical Research Fellow2 and
  3. Ian Hall Consultant Psychiatrist3
  1. Peter Carpenter

Published Online: 16 OCT 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470682968.ch7

Intellectual Disability Psychiatry: A Practical Handbook

Intellectual Disability Psychiatry: A Practical Handbook

How to Cite

Carpenter, P. (2009) Mental Health Aspects of Autism Spectrum Disorders, in Intellectual Disability Psychiatry: A Practical Handbook (eds A. Hassiotis, D. A. Barron and I. Hall), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470682968.ch7

Editor Information

  1. 2

    UCL Department of Mental Health Sciences, London W1W 7EJ, UK

  2. 3

    East London NHS Foundation Trust, London E1 4DG, UK

Author Information

  1. Kingswood CLDT, Bristol BS15 8PQ, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 OCT 2009
  2. Published Print: 11 DEC 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470742518

Online ISBN: 9780470682968

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Keywords:

  • mental health aspects of autism spectrum disorders;
  • Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) - ICD-10-defined childhood autism, Asperger's syndrome or atypical autism;
  • ICD-10 Criteria for autism spectrum disorders;
  • qualitative impairment in communication;
  • mental illness diagnosis in ASD;
  • communication problems specific to individuals with ASD;
  • challenging behaviour in ASD;
  • mood disorders - inner self-awareness lack associated with lack of emotional regulation;
  • schizophreniform disorders;
  • ASD, neurodevelopmental disorder reaching severity of personality disorder (PD)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Causes of ASD

  • How to make a diagnosis of mental illness in ASD

  • Assessment

  • Challenging behaviour in ASD

  • Comorbid disorders in ASD

  • Sexual identity and paraphilias

  • Substance misuse

  • Impulse disorders

  • References

  • Further reading