autism spectrum disorder perspectives from psychoanalysis and neuroscience

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The Disintegrating Self

Author : Phil Mollon
ISBN : 9781782202103
Genre : Psychology
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Conditions such as ADHD and autistic spectrum traits are increasingly recognised amongst children, but the problems that such people face as adults are less commonly appreciated. Many clients present with traits of ADHD and the autistic spectrum (these often occurring together) but such characteristics may not be recognised by psychotherapists, psychologists, counsellors or psychiatrists. As a result, the clients are not given the understanding or assistance they need and deserve. Much time and effort may be wasted on a spurious search for psychodynamic reasons for problems that are essentially rooted in neurobiology. Another frequent and adverse outcome is the relegation of the client to a diagnosis of ‘borderline personality disorder’. This book outlines what happens in the brain of the person with ADHD, how this affects behaviour, emotion, thought processes, and regulation of impulses – and how these affect other people. Those with ADHD are often driven to be argumentative, are prone to depression, anxiety, sensation-seeking and addictions. Such traits are not entirely psychodynamically driven but reflect the insufficiently aroused brain seeking stimulation, novelty, and pleasure. The picture presented by people with ADHD of their childhood or current environment may express honestly held but extremely subjective perceptions that are distorted by their own brain states and challenging behaviours. Several other conditions that are frequently missed by psychotherapists are also addressed. The ‘porous personality’ and the ‘prey-predator dynamic’, which play a significant role in recurrent self-harm, are described for the first time.

Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual Pdm

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ISBN : 0976775824
Genre : Medical
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This manual is based on current neuroscience and treatment outcome studies that demonstrate the importance of focusing on the full range and depth of emotional and social functioning. Beginning with a classification of the spectrum of personality patterns and disorders found in individuals and then describing a profile of mental functioning that permits a clinician to look in detail at each of the patient's capacities, the entries include a description of the patient's symptoms with a focus on the patient's internal experiences as well as surface behaviors. Intended to expand on the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders)and ICD (International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems) efforts in cataloging the symptoms and behaviors of mental health patients, this manual opens the door to a fuller understanding of the functioning of the mind, brain, and their development.

Autism And Understanding

Author : Walter Solomon
ISBN : 1446209237
Genre : Education
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This book does not offer a ‘miracle cure’ for autism, although the authors aim to counteract the prevailing view that autism is a lifetime condition. Authors Walter Solomon, Chris Holland and Mary Jo Middleton demonstrate that with the appropriate intervention, children with autism – and other special needs – can gain a fuller understanding of the world and learn to take a constructive and contributing place in it. The authors set out an approach based on Dr. Geoffrey Waldon’s philosophy of the development of understanding, which centers on helping children learn how to learn. The Waldon Approach is presented through accounts of how it has helped to enrich many lives.

Autism And Spirituality

Author : Olga Bogdashina
ISBN : 9780857005915
Genre : Psychology
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Olga Bogdashina argues persuasively that, contrary to popular belief, spirituality plays a vital role in the lives of many people with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Drawing on interdisciplinary research from fields as diverse as psychology, philosophy, anthropology, linguistics, neuroscience and religion, as well as first-hand experiences of people on the spectrum, she shows how people with ASD experience their inner worlds and sense of self, and how this shapes the spiritual dimension of their lives and vice versa. She presents a coherent framework for understanding the routes of spiritual development and 'spiritual giftedness' within this group, offering insights that will inform understanding of how to support and nurture spiritual wellbeing in people with ASDs. This book gives a voice to both verbal and non-verbal individuals on the autism spectrum whose spiritual experiences, though often unconventional, are meaningful and profound. It is essential reading for all those interested in the spiritual wellbeing of this group, including pastoral carers and counsellors, ministers of religion, spiritual leaders, parents and carers and individuals on the autism spectrum.

Companion To Psychiatric Studies

Author : Eve C. Johnstone
ISBN : 0443072639
Genre : Medical
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This comprehensive and authoritative resource thoroughly covers the basic science of psychiatry as well as its clinical practice. It succinctly presents all of the information needed for psychiatric certification. The 7th Edition features a new soft-cover binding and a more user-friendly format, as well as an increased focus on evidence-based medicine. Offers a new, more economical soft-cover format. Features more concise paragraphs and summary boxes for easier reference. Reintroduces chapters on psychology and sociology that were left out of the last edition, providing a useful summary of these important components of the psychiatric knowledge base. Provides an increased emphasis on evidence-based medicine. Covers basic sciences such as functional neuroanatomy and genetics as well as the diagnosis and treatment of a full range of psychiatric disorders.

Personality Theories

Author : Albert Ellis
ISBN : 9781412970624
Genre : Psychology
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Personality Theories: Critical Perspectives is the groundbreaking, final text written by Albert Ellis, long considered the founder of cognitive behavioral therapies. The book provides students with supporting and contradictory evidence for the development of personality theories through time. Without condemning the founding theorists who came before him, Ellis builds on more than a century of psychological research to re-examine the theories of Freud, Jung, and Adler while taking an equally critical look at modern, research-based theories, including his own.

Autism In Childhood And Autistic Features In Adults

Author : Kate Barrows
ISBN : 185575424X
Genre : Medical
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This is the first collection of papers published which spans work with autistic children and autistic features in adults. Many of the adult patients described are less ill than autistic children whose development has ground to a halt at an early age, but at the core of their difficulties can be found autistic features remarkably similar to those of the more floridly disturbed children. This leads several writers to conclude that autistic features are to be found in many adults--some would say in all of us. The insights contained in these papers open up access to deep levels of the human psyche and have far-reaching clinical implications. Classics in the field are included as well as some more recent publications, with chapters by Frances Tustin, Anne Alvarez, Maria Rhode, Susan Reid, Paul Barrows, D. Houzel and D. Simpson. In the field of work with adults, there are contributions by Frances Tustin, Sydney Klein, Thomas Ogden, Noemi and Pualuan de Gomberoff, Kate Barrows and Caroline Polmear.

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