Books to buy

 Autism Spectrum Disorder – Recent Advances

This book starts with a new sub category of Autism Criminal Autistic Psychopathy and school shootings. It focuses on a number of interventions, including speech and language pathology, speech and language assessment instruments, occupational therapy, improving functional language development in autism with natural gestures, communication boards etc as well as helping people with autism using the pictorial support, training of concepts of significant others, theory of mind, social concepts and a conceptual model for empowering families of children with autism cross culturally.

Editor: Fitzgerald M. (2015)
Publisher: InTech Open Access
ISBN: 978-953-51-2037-7

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The Mind of the Artist: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Autism, Asperger Syndrome & Depression

This is a provocative and novel investigation of the psyches of sixty artists, predominantly from the world of film, theatre and television/radio – writers, actors, producers and directors ranging from Shakespeare and Voltaire to major late-twentieth-century figures such as Spike Milligan, Sam Peckinpah and Frank Sinatra, by way of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Orson Welles and Judy Garland. Irish artists featured include Oliver St. John Gogarty, Jimmy O’Dea and Richard Harris. Read more.
Author: Fitzgerald M. (2015)
Publisher: Nova Science Publishers Inc.New York
ISBN: 978-1-63463-573-8

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Psychopathy: Risk Factors, Behavioral Symptoms and Treatment Options

Psychopathy is one of the most serious and challenging conditions that society and mental health professionals face. The consequences of the actions of persons with psychopathy on other individuals or society at large are very great. Persons with psychopathy are extremely difficult to treat and indeed some treatments in the past have been shown to cause deterioration affects. This book explores the issue of psychopathy from the point of view of the individual with psychopathy, brain aspects of the condition, cultural aspects, treatment aspects and it’s relation to autism and other empathy disorder which it can on occasion overlap with.

Editor: Fitzgerald M. (2014)
Publisher: Nova Science Publishers Inc. New York
ISBN: 978-1-63463-049-8

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The Link Between Asperger Syndrome and Scientific, Artistic, and Political Creativity: Eleven Case Studies

A new scholarly narrative on artistic loners, creative misogynist and the eccentric personalities of some of history’s most creative and inspiring adventurers, great thinkers, and writers whose lives and achievements are analyzed from an Asperger Syndrome perspective. The study examines the unique interplay between human creativity and the known disabilities afflicting individuals with Asperger and ADHD.

Author: Fitzgerald M. (2014)
Publisher:  Edwin Mellen Press : New York
ISBN: 978-0-7734-0907-1

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Unstoppable Brilliance

unstoppable brillianceThe subject of autism and Asperger’s syndrome are receiving ever greater coverage in the media, in films such as Rainman, and in literature. Very often people who are affected by Asperger’s exhibit high level abilities in certain areas and other physical or behavioral traits may also be apparent. In Unstoppable Brilliance, the authors seek to demonstrate the particular facts and attributes of many well-known Irish historical figures, and show that in many ways their drive, focus and considerable achievements were almost inevitable given their high-level aptitude in particular fields – an aptitude not entirely of their own making or volition. Read more…

Co- Author: Walker A., Fitzgerald M.  (2014)
Publisher: Liberties Press: Dublin
ISBN: 978-1905483280

 

Recent Advances in Autism Spectrum Disorders Volume II

autism spectrum disordersvolII Contributors: Experts from various parts of the world.

  1. Sensory, medical and community based interventions.
  2. Cortical modularity and electrophysiology.
  3. Forensic issues in autism.
  4. The built environment and autism.
  5. Stigma.
  6. Evolutionary aspects of autism.
  7. Toileting problems and sensory problems.
  8. Recovery model of treatment.
  9. Autism and architecture.
Editor: Fitzgerald M. (2013)
Publisher: InTech Open Access
ISBN 978-953-51-1022-4

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Recent advances in Autism Spectrum Disorders Volume I

autism spectrum disordersThis up to the minute volume on Autism Spectrum Disorders from expert contributors from various parts of the world focuses on:

  1. Early diagnosis and prevalence.
  2. Issues in relation to brain/gut access.
  3. Vaccines.
  4. Immune Dysregulation.
  5. Valproaic Acid.
  6. MNESIC imbalance.
  7. Genetic and mouse models.
  8. Environmental factors.
  9. A number of chapters on treatment Interventions
  10. Foetal alcohol syndrome
  11. Autistic Creativity.
Editor: Fitzgerald M. (2013),
Publisher: InTech Open Access
ISBN 978-953-51-1021-7

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Interwencje Spoleczne Dla Nastolatkowz Zespolem Aspergera

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Niniejsza książka to znakomity poradnik dla wszystkich tych, którzy zajmują się planowaniem i prowadzeniem treningów socjalizacyjnych dla nastolatków z Zespołem Aspergera, poczynając od rodziców, nauczycieli, a kończąc na doradcach i terapeutach. Ci młodzi ludzie powszechnie mają ogromne trudności zkomunikacją i życiem społecznym, bardzo dotkliwie odczuwane zwłaszcza wokresie dojrzewania, w grupach rówieśniczych. Autorzy proponują program interwencji, w ramach których trenowane są umiejętności społeczne, mające ułatwić porozumiewanie się z rówieśnikami i akceptację przez nich.

Co-Author: Harpur J.,  Lawlor M.,Fitzgerald M. (2012)
Publisher: Fraszka Edukacyjna: Poland
ISBN:  9788361309710

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Young Violent and Dangerous to Know

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While murder is a matter of serious concern to the community, serial killing is a matter of even greater concern. Serial killers have baffled the public and professionals for hundreds of years. This book attempts to increase our understanding of serial killers. Fitzgerald suggests that Autistic Psychopathy may underlie some of these serial killers. He suggests a new diagnostic Criminal Autistic Psychopathy, which he identifies as a subcategory of Asperger’s syndrome. This has had a far greater explanatory power than previously realised. Persons with callous, unemotional traits – often called empathy deficits – are very much associated with Autistic Psychopathy. This book offers insight of the dynamics associated with this pathological personality and how the individual’s criminality affects our society and its victims.

Author: Fitzgerald M.  (2010)
Publisher: Nova Science Publishers Inc.  New York
ISBN: 978-1608769520

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Creativity, Novelty Seeking and Risk

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There is a great deal of information on the negative aspects of Attention

Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder but very little on the positive aspects or the potentially creative aspects of this disorder. This is of enormous importance to, not alone academics, but parents and families of persons with this disorder. This book offers intelligent information about both the positive and negative aspects as well as a possible link to creativity. Read more…

Author: Fitzgerald M.  (2009)
Publisher: Nova Science Publishers Inc.  New York
ISBN: 978-1604568554

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The Genesis of Artistic Creativity

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The nature of artistic creativity and its relationship with ‘difference’ has intrigued people for centuries. The Genesis of Artistic Creativity is a revealing exploration of the lives of 21 famous writers, philosophers, musicians and painters including George Orwell, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Andy Warhol and many others, in light of the recognized criteria for diagnosis of high-functioning autism and Asperger’s Syndrome (AS). Having diagnosed hundreds of individuals with AS during his professional career, Professor Fitzgerald examines here the social behaviour, language, humour, and obsessive interests and routines that accompanied creative genius in the past four centuries.

Co-Author: Fitzgerald M. (2009)
Publisher: Seiwa Shoten Pub: Tokyo
ISBN: 978-4790714392

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Autism and Creativity: Is there a link between autism in men and exceptional ability?(Japanese Version)

Autism and Creativity is a stimulating study of male creativity and autism, arguing that a major genetic endowment is a prerequisite of genius, and that cultural and environmental factors are less significant than has often been claimed. Autism and Creativity will prove enthralling reading not only for professionals and students in the field of autism and Asperger’s syndrome, but for anyone wanting to know how individuals presenting autistic features have on many occasions changed the way we understand society.  This is quite simply the best book I have read on autism . . .

Co-Author: Michael Fitzgerald, Yoshiki Ishisaka, Ayako Hanashima, Taki Ōta (2008)
Publisher: Seiwa Shoten Pub: Tokyo
ISBN: 978-479-11-06875

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Handbook of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

attention deficitAttention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most prevalent childhood psychiatric disorders of our time. The condition is defined by levels of inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity that are in impairing and developmentally inappropriate. Increasingly, there is a growing appreciation that for many individuals the disorder may persist into adulthood and be associated with significant social and economic burden. Read more…

Co- Editor: Fitzgerald M., Bellgrove M., Gill M. (2008)
Publisher:  John Wiley & Sons : Chichester
ISBN:  978-0470014448

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Genius Genes

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This well-researched book challenges the way we often look at autism and Asperger Syndrome by proposing that many famous historical figures had autistic mindsets. Arguing that highly creative people are largely born and not made, the authors present case studies of the lives of 21 famous individuals, tying their personalities, talents and lifestyles to the major characteristics of Asperger Syndrome. . Read more…

Co- Author: Fitzgerald M., O’Brien B. (2007)
Publisher: Autism Asperger Publishing Company: Kansas
ISBN: 978- 1931282444

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The Mind of a Mathematician

mindofamathematicianWhat makes mathematicians tick? How do their minds process formulas and concepts that, for most of the rest of the world’s population, remain mysterious and beyond comprehension? Is there a connection between mathematical creativity and mental illness?

In The Mind of the Mathematician, internationally famous mathematician Ioan James and accomplished psychiatrist Michael Fitzgerald look at the complex world of mathematics and the mind. Read more…

Co-Author: Fitzgerald M., James I.  (2007)
Publisher:  Johns Hopkins University Press:  Baltimore
ISBN: 978-0801885877

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Succeeding With Interventions for Asperger Syndrome Adolescents

This vital new book presents effective strategies to tackle the specific difficulties in social interaction and communication that are experienced by adolescents with Asperger Syndrome (AS). Focusing on the development of interaction skills through teaching social competence, the authors explain how to design an effective social skills intervention programme whose primary objective is successful peer interaction. They describe the methodology, philosophy and science underpinning their approach and include a template for a sample course currently administered over six months. Guidance is given on what resources to choose from the wide range of available intervention programmes, and many case study examples are also provided. The authors outline session formats, possible problems and solutions, and emphasise the significance of the therapist’s attitude and the role of parents in building social confidence. This book will be an excellent resource for anyone involved with designing and delivering socialisation training to adolescents with AS, from parents and teachers to counsellors and therapists.

Co-Author: Harpur J., Lawlor M., Fitzgerald M.  (2006)
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publications: London
ISBN:  978-1843103226

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Asperger’s Syndrome –  a Gift or a Curse?

asperger syndrome gift or curseIs it an advantage to have Asperger Syndrome? Is it an insurmountable burden? Or is it a difficult balancing act between both extremes? These are the questions the authors of Asperger Syndrome – A Gift or a Curse?  are examining. The life histories of ten prominent personalities from the world of literature, film, philosophy, mathematics, science and politics who had Asperger syndrome are analyzed against the backdrop of neuropsychological theories of autism/Asperger syndrome and current neurobiological research data. Read more…

Co-Author: Lyons V., Fitzgerald M.  (2005)
Publisher: Nova Science Publishers Inc. New York
ISBN: 978-1594543876

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The Genesis of Artistic Creativity

genesisartisticThe nature of artistic creativity and its relationship with ‘difference’ has intrigued people for centuries. The Genesis of Artistic Creativity is a revealing exploration of the lives of 21 famous writers, philosophers, musicians and painters including George Orwell, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Andy Warhol and many others, in light of the recognized criteria for diagnosis of high-functioning autism and Asperger’s Syndrome (AS). Having diagnosed hundreds of individuals with AS during his professional career, Professor Fitzgerald examines here the social behaviour, language, humour, and obsessive interests and routines that accompanied creative genius in the past four centuries.

Author: Fitzgerald M.  (2005)
Publisher:  Jessica Kingsley Publications: London
ISBN:  978-1843103349

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Autism and Creativity  Is there a link between autism in men and exceptional ability? (Japanese Edition)

austismandcreativityAutism and Creativity is a stimulating study of male creativity and autism, arguing that a major genetic endowment is a prerequisite of genius, and that cultural and environmental factors are less significant than has often been claimed. Autism and Creativity will prove enthralling reading not only for professionals and students in the field of autism and Asperger’s syndrome, but for anyone wanting to know how individuals presenting autistic features have on many occasions changed the way we understand society.  This is quite simply the best book I have read on autism . . . Fitzgerald is clearly an experienced clinician and his deep understanding of the spectrum of autism conditions comes across in his writings. But he is also an exceptional scholar. Professor Simon Baron-Cohen, Cambridge University.

Author: Fitzgerald M.  (2004)
Publisher: Brunner Routledge:  New York
ISBN: 978-1583912133

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A pocket guide to Part II M.R.C.Psych.: Examination papers, Single Statement and Extended Matching Items

Co-Author: McElearney C., Arshad M., Fitzgerald M. (2004)
Publisher:  Eli Lilly: Dublin

 

Succeeding in College with Asperger Syndrome

succeedingincollegewithaspergersSuceeding in College with Asperger Syndrome demystifies the range of college experiences for students with AS. It is a must for these students, their parents and counselors alike, providing benefits that will continue throughout the college years and beyond. ‘This guide provides information to help these students prepare successfully for the rites and rituals of studying, interact with staff and fellow students, cope with expectations and pressures, and understand their domestic and academic responsibilities.’ – Autism US

Co-Author: Harpur J., Lawlor M., Fitzgerald M.  (2004)
Jessica Kingsley Pub : London
ISBN: 978-1843102014

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The Danger words

thedangerofwords This book focuses on the problems of language in psychiatry and Ludwig Wittgensteins works

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O’C Drury(Author),David Berman (Editor), Michael Fitzgerald (Editor), John Hayes (Editor)  (1996)
Publisher: Thoemmes Press: Bristol
ISBN: 978-1855064904.

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