13. Autism Spectrum Disorder

  1. Edilma L. Yearwood PhD, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN,
  2. Geraldine S. Pearson PhD, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN and
  3. Jamesetta A. Newland PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP, DPNAP
  1. Judith Coucouvanis,
  2. Donna Hallas and
  3. Jean Nelson Farley

Published Online: 28 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118704660.ch13

Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health

Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health

How to Cite

Coucouvanis, J., Hallas, D. and Farley, J. N. (2012) Autism Spectrum Disorder, in Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health (eds E. L. Yearwood, G. S. Pearson and J. A. Newland), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., West Sussex, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118704660.ch13

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 9 MAR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780813807867

Online ISBN: 9781118704660



  • Autism spectrum disorder (ASD);
  • Autistic and asperger's disorder;
  • Childhood disintegrative disorder;
  • Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) nterventions;
  • Fragile X syndrome (FXS);
  • Pervasive developmental disorder-not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS);
  • Psychiatric and medical comorbidities;
  • Rett's Disorder;
  • Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Etiology

  • The Clinical Picture: Screening and Assessment

  • Physical Assessment and Examination

  • Referral

  • Laboratory and Diagnostic Investigations

  • Interventions and Plan

  • Implications for Practice, Research, and Education

  • Case Exemplar

  • Summary

  • Resources

  • References