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(p. 30) Efficacious Treatments for Common Psychiatric Challenges in Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder 

(p. 30) Efficacious Treatments for Common Psychiatric Challenges in Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder
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(p. 30) Efficacious Treatments for Common Psychiatric Challenges in Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Author(s):

Lisa A. Nowinski

, Alyssa Milot

, Alanna Gold

, and Christopher J. McDougle

DOI:
10.1093/med-psych/9780190624828.003.0002
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date: 18 July 2018

The adolescent period presents a unique and challenging time for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Common psychiatric problems such as mood disorder, anxiety, ADHD, and disruptive behaviors commonly co-occur in adolescents with ASD. Other clinical considerations such as sleep difficulties, catatonia, sexuality and related behaviors, gender identity, and adaptive and vocational skill issues are also prominent in the adolescent period. Research suggests that there are effective drug and non-drug treatment options available for these commonly co-occurring psychiatric challenges. In this chapter, we describe the clinical presentation and both drug and non-drug treatment options for each condition, as well as review the other unique clinical considerations in the treatment of adolescents with ASD.

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