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The Massachusetts General Hospital Guide to Medical Care in Patients with Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Eric P. Hazen
  • Christopher J. McDougle

Part of the Current Clinical Psychiatry book series (CCPSY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. General Principles

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Eric P. Hazen, Christopher J. McDougle
      Pages 3-7
    3. Yamini Jagannath Howe, Phil Bartel, Robert E. Accordino
      Pages 9-22
    4. Ann Kao, Jocelyn Carter
      Pages 23-41
    5. Jill Pineda, Jennifer Mullett
      Pages 43-57
    6. Jocelyn Carter, Christiana Iyasere
      Pages 59-70
  3. Care of Specific Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. Susanna Mierau, Ann Neumeyer
      Pages 73-83
    3. Anne-Frederique Chouinard, Jennifer A. Magee
      Pages 85-99
    4. Aubrey L. Gilbert, Melanie Kazlas
      Pages 101-107
    5. John M. Dobrowski, Donald Keamy Jr, Molly A. Dobrowski
      Pages 109-125
    6. Jason G. Ho, Ana Maria Rosales
      Pages 127-145
    7. T. Bernard Kinane, Jessica McCannon
      Pages 147-155
    8. Nicole M. Benson, Sarah M. Kadzielski
      Pages 157-167
    9. Amita Sharma, Jonathan Paolino
      Pages 169-179
    10. Shelly King, Melissa Young, Hillary Risk, Taylor Wang
      Pages 181-191
    11. Kathryn S. Brigham, Anne Althausen Plante
      Pages 193-206
    12. Gleeson Rebello
      Pages 207-213
    13. Anna Cristina Garza-Mayers, Daniela Kroshinsky
      Pages 215-226

About this book


This book provides an understanding of the challenges that individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) face in receiving medical care and helps equip medical professionals to overcome these challenges to provide high quality, compassionate medical care to this population. The book is divided into two sections. The first provides a broad perspective, providing background about the health care needs of patients with ASD and potential barriers to care that they may experience, as well as an overview of general principles in the delivery of care for patients with ASD. In the second section, the text focuses on specific medical issues and specialties, taking a systems-based approach to cover every major area of medical care. Each of these chapters discusses the problems in that area of medicine that are commonly encountered in the ASD population and the best approaches to managing these issues.

The Massachusetts General Hospital Guide to Medical Care in Patients with Autism Spectrum Disorder is the ultimate resource for all physicians, allied health care professionals, medical students, residents, primary care providers, and specialists who treat patients with ASD.


ASD patients for specialists Challenges of ASD patients Diagnostic Evaluations of ASD patients Office-Based Care of ASD patients Quality Care of ASD

Editors and affiliations

  • Eric P. Hazen
    • 1
  • Christopher J. McDougle
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryMassachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychiatryMassachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA

About the editors

Eric P Hazen, MD
Director, Pediatric Psychiatry Consult-Liaison Service
Massachusetts General Hospital
Associate Director, MGH/McLean Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Training Program
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Christopher J. McDougle, MD
Director, Lurie Center for Autism
Massachusetts General Hospital
Nancy Lurie Marks Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

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