Catatonia, Shutdown and Breakdown in Autism

Catatonia, Shutdown and Breakdown in Autism

A Psycho-Ecological Approach

Dr Amitta Shah. Foreword by Dr Judith Gould


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This ground-breaking book provides the first detailed clinical analysis of the various manifestations of catatonia, shutdown and breakdown in autistic individuals, with a new assessment framework (ACE-S) and guidance on intervention and management strategies using a psycho-ecological approach. Based on Dr Amitta Shah's lifetime of clinical experience in Autism Spectrum Disorders, and her research in collaboration with Dr Lorna Wing, this much needed book will be a valuable resource for professionals, autistic individuals and their families and carers. This is the ebook edition, you will be able to access this ebook online via your browser or download it to the accompanying Jessica Kingsley Publishers app.


Dr Amitta Shah. Foreword by Dr Judith Gould:
Dr Amitta Shah is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with over 35 years of clinical and research experience in Autism. She has worked extensively in the NHS and the Medical Research Council, UK. Dr Shah is currently Clinical Director at Leading Edge Psychology, UK, and an Associate Consultant at the NAS Lorna Wing Centre for Autism. She has an international reputation as an expert clinician in complex issues in autism, including behaviour and mental health breakdown and catatonia.