Below is the video recording of Simple and Practical Medical Education’s interview with Edward Brodkin, MD, about autism spectrum disorder in adults.
Dr. Brodkin is:
– Director of the Adult Autism Spectrum Program at Penn Medicine and
– Co-Director of the Autism Spectrum Program of Excellence at the University of Pennsylvania.
Here are the questions that we posed to Dr. Brodkin during this interview:
1. In adults, how commonis autism spectrum disorder?
2. How does autism spectrum disorder typically present clinically in adults?
3. Are there differences in how it presents in men versus in women?
4. Mental health clinicians have limited time and need to focus on pressing issues like depression, anxiety, insomnia, and suicidality. Why is it important to identify autism spectrum disorder if it is present in our patients?
5. Why does it often go undiagnosed, even by mental health professionals?
6. What exactly should we do to actively screen for autism spectrum disorder in our patients?
7. What kinds of treatments are available for adults with autism spectrum disorder?
8. What resources does Dr. Brodkin recommend for patients with autism spectrum disorder and their families to learn more?
To watch this interview in full screen, please click on the square icon in the bottom right of the video.
This interview was recorded on April 1, 2021.
Dr. Brodkin is also the co-author of a book, Missing Each Other, which is based on cutting-edge neuroscience research and years of clinical work and explains the four pillars of human connection: Relaxed Awareness, Listening, Understanding, and Mutual Responsiveness. The book also provides exercises through which readers can improve their own skills and abilities in each.
Please click on the image or link below to see this book on Amazon.com.
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