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Autism and Eating Disorders in Teens

A Guide for Parents and Professionals

Fiona Fisher Bullivant Sharleen Woods



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Jessica Kingsley Publishers
15 July 2020
The relationship between autism and eating disorders is often overlooked or misunderstood. Written by two experienced clinicians working with young people, Autism and Eating Disorders in Teens covers topics including identification of both conditions, diagnosis and the recovery process, challenging current thinking and promoting new ways of working to promote treatment and awareness.

Autism and eating disorders often present in similar ways, whether through restrictive or selective eating behaviours, or rigid or obsessive thought patterns. As a result, individuals may receive treatment for one condition with the other - although present - going undiagnosed. This is a practical guide for the adults supporting this group of teens, recommending changes in policy and practice in order to improve the care of young people experiencing these conditions. Drawing on in-depth case studies highlighting the need for young people and their families to feel understood and listened to, the authors show how we can empower these young people to reach their full emotional and physical potential.
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Imprint:   Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 226mm,  Width: 152mm,  Spine: 20mm
Weight:   260g
ISBN:   9781787752924
ISBN 10:   1787752925
Pages:   176
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Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  General/trade ,  Primary ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Fiona Fisher Bullivant is a Registered Nurse for Learning Disabilities. Non-Medical Prescriber, ADOS Assessor, Sleep Counsellor, and Functional Analysis Assessor. Sharleen Woods, Advanced Dietitian (Paediatric Eating Disorders) has a BA (Mod) Natural Sciences -- Biochemistry and MSc Public Health Nutrition and PgDip Nutrition & Dietetics.

Reviews for Autism and Eating Disorders in Teens: A Guide for Parents and Professionals

A brilliant work... a definite must read for clinicians from both fields of expertise and everyone who is or have a loved one struggling with eating difficulties. It inspires us to think flexibly, to adapt practice, to listen but mostly to work alongside with the individual respecting who they are and what recovery means to them and their family. -- Paola Falcoski MSc, Advanced Specialist Eating Disorders Dietitian Parents, professionals and those who have autism will appreciate this practical and comprehensive guide to understanding the association between autism and eating disorders, and the modifications to therapy that are needed to accommodate the characteristics of autism. This guide will provide much food for thought. -- Tony Attwood, Adjunct Professor, Griffith University, Australia

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