Carla A Mazefsky
Affiliation: University of Pittsburgh
- 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...
- 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...