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Psychopathology in Adolescents and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • Roberto Keller

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Roberto Keller, Stefania Bari, Romina Castaldo
    Pages 1-21
  3. Alfredo Brusco, Giovanni Battista Ferrero
    Pages 23-34
  4. Stefania Brighenti, Roberto Keller
    Pages 35-49
  5. Roberto Keller, Stefania Bari
    Pages 51-65
  6. Giuseppe Maina, Stefano Bramante, Sylvia Rigardetto
    Pages 67-75
  7. Roberto Keller, Erika Borroz, Silvia Chieregato
    Pages 77-87
  8. Giulia Vannucchi, Giulio Perugi, Gabriele Masi
    Pages 89-110
  9. Marco O. Bertelli
    Pages 111-130
  10. Francesca De Cagna, Edoardo Squillari, Matteo Rocchetti, Laura Fusar-Poli
    Pages 157-174
  11. Luana Salerno, J. J. Sandra Kooij
    Pages 175-194
  12. Serafino Corti, Roberto Cavagnola, Giovanni Miselli, Francesco Fioriti, Mauro Leoni, Davide Carnevali et al.
    Pages 195-204

About this book


This book provides a comprehensive overview of the diagnosis, management and treatment of the psychiatric comorbidities encountered in adolescents and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). After discussing key issues in diagnosing ASD in adolescents and adults, the opening part of the book examines the genetics, neuroimaging and neuropsychology of ASD. Several chapters are then devoted to all of the psychiatric comorbidities such as psychosis, obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, eating disorders etc. For each disorder, the clinical symptoms, biological basis, diagnostic criteria and treatment options are described in detail. In addition, a special chapter is devoted to people with intellectual disabilities. Thanks to its clear approach,Psychopathology in Adolescents and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders will be an invaluable resource for psychiatrists, psychologists and neuropsychiatrists, as well as allied mental health professionals, caring for these patients.


Psychosis Depressive disorder Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Bipolar disorder Intellectuali disability Anxiety Eating disorders Personality disorders ADHD Comorbidity

Editors and affiliations

  • Roberto Keller
    • 1
  1. 1.Adult Autism Centre, Mental Health DepartmentLocal Health Unit ASL Città di TorinoTurinItaly

About the editors

Roberto Keller, MD, psychiatrist, child neuropsychiatrist, and psychotherapist, is the Director of the Piemonte Regional Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders in Adulthood, Turin, Italy; he's Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at the Department of Psychology, University of Turin, Italy; he is member of National Autism Guidelines Panel at the National Higher Health Institute - ISS. He has been working as a psychiatrist at the Local Health Unit of Turin, Mental Health Department, since 2000. He is also  member of the Italian Society of Psychiatry (SIP) and the Italian Society of Neurodevelopmental Disorders (SIDIN). Dr. Keller has published more than 90 papers in both national and international journals  and is the editor of an Italian-language book on the Diagnosis and Treatment of ASD in Adults and teaches in several Autism Master.

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