Understanding and Treating Anxiety in Autism: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach (Paperback)

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By Stephen M. Edelson (Editor), Jane Botsford Johnson (Editor), Estate Sokhadze (Contribution by)
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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.

About the Author


Stephen M. Edelson is the executive Director of the Autism Research Institute in San Diego and is currently on the panel of professional advisors for the Autism Society of America. He has worked in autism research for over 40 years and delivers lectures across the globe. Jane Botsford Johnson has co-edited 5 books on autism, with a specific focus on the families of people with autism. She is a board member of the Johnson Center for Child Health and Development in Texas.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781787751521
ISBN-10: 178775152X
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publication Date: September 21st, 2020
Pages: 272
Language: English