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A History of Autism: Conversations with the Pioneers by Adam Feinstein

By Adam Feinstein

This targeted ebook is the 1st to completely discover the heritage of autism - from the 1st descriptions of autistic-type behaviour to the current day.
Features in-depth discussions with major pros and pioneers to supply an remarkable perception into the ancient adjustments within the conception of autism and ways to it
Presents conscientiously selected case experiences and the newest findings within the field
Includes proof from many formerly unpublished files and illustrations
Interviews with mom and dad of autistic youngsters recognize the real contribution they've got made to a extra profound realizing of this enigmatic situation

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Therapy for youths with social anxiety often involves exposure to anxietyprovoking social situations and building skills to cope with or reduce anxiety. Clinicians may also use cognitive therapy to help youths think more realistically in social situations. A common strategy is to build a “social hierarchy” or list of specific interactive situations a person avoids. , 2006). Bradley listed four situations: entering the cafeteria to buy and eat lunch, participating in physical education class, meeting new people, and giving an oral presentation (the last being the most aversive).

Anna had never experienced major depression either. Her current state may have been more environmentally based. Anna and her mother, however, knew few additional family members, so a more detailed family history of depression was unavailable. Psychological theories of depression may have been more pertinent to Anna. Psychodynamic theory holds that depression results from overdependence on others. When an overdependent person loses someone close, either through perceived loss, death, abandonment, or separation, that person engages in introjection.

The therapist also used cognitive techniques so Bradley would not “catastrophize” the situation. Bradley eventually acknowledged, after watching his classmates, that not all of them laughed during the oral presentations. He also saw, with the therapist and teacher’s help, that when people did laugh the consequences were not dreadful. Bradley then gave his oral reports in class (the teacher had graciously put off all his remaining reports until last). Bradley gave three reports in a 3-day period and, though his performance was just fair, his anxiety did decline with each presentation.

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