Carla A Mazefsky
Affiliation: University of Pittsburgh
- Emotion Regulation and Emotional Distress in Autism Spectrum Disorder: Foundations and Considerations for Future ResearchCarla A Mazefsky
Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 3811 O Hara Street, Webster Hall Suite 300, Pittsburgh, PA, 15213, USA
J Autism Dev Disord 45:3405-8. 2015..This special issue highlights the growing emphasis on ER and emotional distress in ASD, and aims to encourage continued research in this area given the potential for this line of inquiry to lead to improved outcomes. ..
- The association between emotional and behavioral problems and gastrointestinal symptoms among children with high-functioning autismCarla A Mazefsky
University of Pittsburgh, USA
Autism 18:493-501. 2014....
- Emotion regulation: concepts & practice in autism spectrum disorderCarla A Mazefsky
Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, 3811 O Hara Street, Webster Hall, Suite 300, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA Electronic address
Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am 23:15-24. 2014..This information may be useful for clinicians working with children with ASD who exhibit behavioral problems. Suggestions for practice are provided. ..
- The role of emotion regulation in autism spectrum disorderCarla A Mazefsky
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, USA
J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 52:679-88. 2013..This article provides a conceptual and methodologic framework for understanding compromised emotion regulation (ER) in ASD...
- Brief report: comparability of DSM-IV and DSM-5 ASD research samplesC A Mazefsky
Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, Webster Hall, Suite 300, 3811 O Hara Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
J Autism Dev Disord 43:1236-42. 2013..Utilizing combined ADOS/ADI-R data, 93 % of participants met DSM-5 criteria, which suggests likely continuity between DSM-IV and DSM-5 research samples characterized with these instruments in combination...
- ASD, a psychiatric disorder, or both? Psychiatric diagnoses in adolescents with high-functioning ASDCarla A Mazefsky
Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol 41:516-23. 2012..Results emphasize the importance of increasing awareness of the manifestations of high-functioning autism in order to improve accuracy of diagnosis and appropriateness of interventions...
- Association between depression and anxiety in high-functioning children with autism spectrum disorders and maternal mood symptomsCarla A Mazefsky
Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
Autism Res 3:120-7. 2010..While larger follow-up studies are needed, this research has implications for prevention and intervention efforts...
- Cognitive enhancement therapy for adults with autism spectrum disorder: results of an 18-month feasibility studyShaun M Eack
School of Social Work, University of Pittsburgh, 2117 Cathedral of Learning, Pittsburgh, PA, 15260, USA
J Autism Dev Disord 43:2866-77. 2013..001). These findings suggest that CET is a feasible, acceptable, and potentially effective intervention for remediating the social and non-social cognitive impairments in verbal adults with autism. ..
- Brief report: is cognitive rehabilitation needed in verbal adults with autism? Insights from initial enrollment in a trial of cognitive enhancement therapyShaun M Eack
School of Social Work, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
J Autism Dev Disord 43:2233-7. 2013..These findings indicate the need for comprehensive interventions designed to enhance cognition among verbal adults with autism who have intact intellectual functioning. ..
- Variability in adaptive behavior in autism: evidence for the importance of family historyCarla A Mazefsky
Departments of Pediatrics and Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
J Abnorm Child Psychol 36:591-9. 2008..This study provides initial evidence of the importance of family history to adaptive behavior in autism and has implications for genetics and treatment...
- Overrepresentation of mood and anxiety disorders in adults with autism and their first-degree relatives: what does it mean?Carla A Mazefsky
Department of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Autism Res 1:193-7. 2008..Replicating these findings in a larger sample would help clarify whether a true increased risk of mood disorder exists, which would have potential implications for prevention efforts and understanding possible genetic mechanisms...
- The relationship between stress and social functioning in adults with autism spectrum disorder and without intellectual disabilityLauren Bishop-Fitzpatrick
School of Social Work, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Autism Res 8:164-73. 2015..These findings highlight the role of stress in adult functioning and outcomes and suggest the need to develop and assess treatments designed to target stress and coping in adults with ASD...
- Misinterpretation of facial expressions of emotion in verbal adults with autism spectrum disorderShaun M Eack
University of Pittsburgh, USA
Autism 19:308-15. 2015..These findings suggest a potential negative bias toward the interpretation of facial expressions and may have implications for interventions designed to remediate emotion perception in autism spectrum disorder. ..
- Associations between conceptual reasoning, problem solving, and adaptive ability in high-functioning autismDiane L Williams
Department of Speech Language Pathology, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
J Autism Dev Disord 44:2908-20. 2014..Therefore, in autism, flexibility of thought is potentially more important for adaptive functioning in the natural environment than conceptual reasoning or problem-solving. ..
- Emotion regulation patterns in adolescents with high-functioning autism spectrum disorder: comparison to typically developing adolescents and association with psychiatric symptomsCarla A Mazefsky
Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Autism Res 7:344-54. 2014..Interventions focused on ER as a transdiagnostic process may be a more robust method to improve emotional control and decrease emotional distress in ASD than disorder-specific interventions...
- Emotion perception in Asperger's syndrome and high-functioning autism: the importance of diagnostic criteria and cue intensityCarla A Mazefsky
Department of Psychology, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 23284, and Child Development Unit, Children s Hospital of Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
J Autism Dev Disord 37:1086-95. 2007..Future research to build on these initial findings should include attention to tone of voice, underlying processing, and cue intensity...