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Overview

Clinics in Developmental Medicine No. 187

In the last decade the term ‘comorbidity’ has gained popularity in the field of paediatric neurodisability, with the increasing recognition that many conditions are rarely present in isolation. Within this field, the term is often used to refer to the co-occurrence of conditions more frequently than would be expected by chance, which can include instances where one condition causes the other, where they share a common cause (for example, genetic), or where they are in fact manifestations of a single condition. Whether it is valid to use the term ‘comorbidity’ in all these situations, and how precisely it should be used, is something that the contributors to this book grapple with in their own fields of interest.

The contributors, all world experts in their fields, also discuss what we can learn from the presence of comorbidities, however defined, about the aetiology and treatment of neurodevelopmental disabilities. In particular, they demonstrate how our increasing understanding of the mechanisms underlying the common association of many ‘comorbidities’ is helping us to understand the natural history of these conditions and improve our management of them.

Readership
Paediatricians, paediatric neurologists, child psychiatrists, neurodevelopmentalists, and physical, occupational and speech therapists working with children with developmental disabilities.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Judy Moreau, MD (Ochsner for Children)
Description: This book reviews developmental disorders and their associated comorbidities in children.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide physicians with a better understanding of developmental disorders and their comorbidities in order to give parents a correct diagnosis and prognosis for their child's particular disease. This is an important book on a very complex subject.
Audience: This book is written for practitioners at all levels who care for children — primary care providers as well as specialists. It also will be useful to pediatric residents, especially those studying neurology and child development.
Features: The many different developmental disorders found in children are reviewed in detail. Each discussion also includes common comorbidities that occur with these disorders. This comprehensive approach allows a clearer understanding of these complex disorders.
Assessment: This book is very useful for physicians who care for children with developmental disorders. It offers a clear explanation of the disorders as well as an understanding of the many associated co-morbidities.
From The Critics
Reviewer: Judy Moreau, MD(Ochsner for Children)
Description: This book reviews developmental disorders and their associated comorbidities in children.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide physicians with a better understanding of developmental disorders and their comorbidities in order to give parents a correct diagnosis and prognosis for their child's particular disease. This is an important book on a very complex subject.
Audience: This book is written for practitioners at all levels who care for children — primary care providers as well as specialists. It also will be useful to pediatric residents, especially those studying neurology and child development.
Features: The many different developmental disorders found in children are reviewed in detail. Each discussion also includes common comorbidities that occur with these disorders. This comprehensive approach allows a clearer understanding of these complex disorders.
Assessment: This book is very useful for physicians who care for children with developmental disorders. It offers a clear explanation of the disorders as well as an understanding of the many associated co-morbidities.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781907655005
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 11/2/2010
  • Series: Clinics in Developmental Medicine Series , #12
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Martin Bax was one of the pioneers of community paediatrics and brought a scholarly approach to the subject. He has inspired many paediatricians and has developed an active and productive research group. Dr Bax was for many years senior editor of Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology and was chairperson of the European Academy of Childhood Disability and President of the Society for the Study of Behavioural Phenotypes (SSBP).

Christopher Gillberg is Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Gothenburg, and Chief Physician at the Child Neuropsychiatry Clinic at Queen Silvia Children’s Hospital, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg. He is also Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at University College London (Institute of Child Health), University of Glasgow and at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. He is the founding editor of European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and is or has been on the editorial boards of several journals. He has written or co-authored more than 450 peer-reviewed papers.

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Table of Contents

FOREWORD Christopher Verity (Cambridge, UK)

INTRODUCTION Martin Bax (London, UK) and Christopher Gillberg (Gothenburg, Sweden)

1. INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES AND THEIR COMBORBIDITIES Jeremy Turk (London, UK)
2. HETEROGENEITY IN CEREBRAL PALSY: VARIATIONS IN NEUROLOGY, COMORBIDITY AND ASSOCIATED CONDITIONS J. Keith Brown (Edinburgh, UK), Paul Eunson (Edinburgh, UK) and Martin Bax (London, UK)
3. GILLES DE LA TOURETTE SYNDROME AND ITS COMMON COMORBIDITIES Michael Orth (Ulm, Germany) and Mary May Robertson (London, UK)
4. COMORBIDITY IN NEURODEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS: THE CASE OF ATTENTION-DEFICIT-HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER Eric Taylor (London, UK)
5. EARLY LANGUAGE DISORDER AS A FREQUENT COMORBIDITY IN MANY DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS IN YOUNG CHILDREN Isabelle Rapin (Bronx, NY, USA)
6. AUTISM AND EPILEPSY: COMORBIDITY, COEXISTENCE OR COINCIDENCE? Christopher Gillberg (Gothenburg, Sweden) and Brian Neville (London, UK)
7. GENETIC CORRELATES OF PSYCHIATRIC COMORBIDITY: FRAGILE X SYNDROME Sufen Chiu, David Hessl, Josh Day and Randi Hagerman (Sacramento, CA, USA)
8. CHANNELOPATHIES Sameer Zuberi (Glasgow, UK)
9. INCREASED LONGEVITY AND THE COMORBIDITIES ASSOCIATED WITH INTELLECTUAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY Emma J. Glasson and Alan H. Bittles (Perth, Australia)
10. COMORBIDITY: CLASSIFICATION ARTEFACT AND CLINICAL REALITY Rutger Jan van der Gaag (Nijmegen, The Netherlands)

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