Psychiatric Symptoms and Comorbidities in Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Luigi Mazzone
  • Benedetto Vitiello

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Valentina Postorino, Stefano Vicari, Luigi Mazzone
    Pages 1-19
  3. Mirko Uljarevic, Heather Nuske, Giacomo Vivanti
    Pages 21-38
  4. Katharine Chisholm, Ashleigh Lin, Marco Armando
    Pages 51-66
  5. Valentina Postorino, Luigi Mazzone
    Pages 67-78
  6. Alessandro Capuano, Giovanni Valeri
    Pages 93-109
  7. Silvia Miano, Flavia Giannotti, Flavia Cortesi
    Pages 111-128
  8. Kathrin Sevecke, Luise Poustka, Christian Popow
    Pages 129-138
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 151-154

About this book


This book explains in detail the diagnosis, management, and treatment of comorbid disorders in patients with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Important insights are provided into the nature of the symptoms of psychiatric comorbidities in these patients, and particularly children and adolescents, with a view to assisting clinicians in reaching a correct diagnosis that will permit the implementation of appropriate treatment strategies, whether psychological or pharmacological. The full range of potential comorbidities is considered, including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disorders, eating disorders, disruptive behavioral disorders, Tourette’s disorder, and substance-related disorders. In each case guidance is provided on how to avoid incorrectly attributing symptoms to ASD and on treatment options. Psychiatric Comorbidities in Autism Spectrum Disorders will be of value to all practitioners who are confronted by patients with these complex co-occurring conditions.


ASD Anxiety Disorders Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Autism Spectrum Disorders Disruptive Behavioural Disorders Eating Disorders Mood Disorders Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Psychiatric Comorbidity Schizophrenia

Editors and affiliations

  • Luigi Mazzone
    • 1
  • Benedetto Vitiello
    • 2
  1. 1.Children's Hospital Bambino GesùRomeItaly
  2. 2.National Institute of Mental HealthBethesdaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-29693-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-29695-1
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