The Biology of the Autistic Syndromes / Edition 3by Christopher Gillberg, Mary Coleman, Gillberg
Pub. Date: 01/18/2000
This updated third edition addresses the difficulties that the autistic syndrome presents for the clinician, with diagnostic aids and clear guidelines for medical evaluation. These two world authorities provide detailed explanations of current knowledge of the molecular biology and genetics of the syndrome. New chapters discuss adults with autism, behavior complexes, and neurology. Other features are reviews of available medical therapies and updates on other interventions, such as psychoeducation and behavioral modification procedures. The authors encompass all aspects of the syndrome and its management and conclude with an essential integration of current knowledge from diverse fields.
Table of ContentsPreface; 1. Introduction; 2. Clinical diagnosis of autism; 3. Diagnosis in infancy; 4. Clinical course in childhood and adolescence; 5. Adults with autism; 6. Asperger syndrome; 7. Behavior complexes seen in individuals with autism; 8. Epidemiology of autism; 9. Neuropsychological studies; 10. The disease entities of autism; 11. The double syndromes; 12. Seizures and electrophysiological studies; 13. Biochemistry, endocrinology and immunology; 14. Brain imaging and neuropathological studies; 15. The genetics of autism; 16. The medical work-up; 17. Medical therapies; 18. Other interventions - psychoeducational and behavioral modification procedures; 19. The neurology of autism; Glossary; Appendices; Index.
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