The Neurology of Autism

The Neurology of Autism

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by Mary Coleman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195387767

ISBN-13: 9780195387766

Pub. Date: 04/23/2009

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

"[This book] includes up-to-date genetic evidence, underlining the complexities of genetic/environmental influences...I recommend this easy and informative read." -European Journal of Pediatric Neurology "...authoritative." -The Lancet Neurology "Coleman's new book is an absolute must-read for anyone interested in the progress made in understanding the causes of

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"[This book] includes up-to-date genetic evidence, underlining the complexities of genetic/environmental influences...I recommend this easy and informative read." -European Journal of Pediatric Neurology "...authoritative." -The Lancet Neurology "Coleman's new book is an absolute must-read for anyone interested in the progress made in understanding the causes of autism. The field owes her a tribute worthy of someone who has transformed an area of neuroscience." -Simon Baron-Cohen in Nature Neuroscience "[I]nformative and comprehensive in its treatment of the neurologic basis of autism...well written and easy to understand...the contributing authors have done an excellent job of making complex medical concepts understandable to all. The glossary at the end of the book is extremely helpful in this regard. The book is well referenced, provides helpful tables throughout, and includes a summary of relevant points at the end of each chapter.The authors are to be commended for presenting a very balanced view of current knowledge; they also indicate what we do not yet understand about brain functioning in autism and provide an important road map for ongoing exploration." -Marshalyn Yeargin-Allsopp in The New England Journal of Medicine "At last it is recognised that developmental neurology is the appropriate context in which to explain autism. The authors of this volume, all pioneers in the field, consider new ideas on autism in this context. They succeed in making surprising and illuminating comparisons between autism and neurological disorders whose origin is already known. This work is a significant step towards understanding the causes of autistic disorders."-Uta Frith, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience and Department of Psychology, University College London "When and if the secret of autism is teased from the myriad disease states that exhibit the syndrome, it will be through efforts such as are represented in this volume. Dr.

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ISBN-13:
9780195387766
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/23/2009
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.50(d)

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Table of Contents

1Introduction3
2A neurological framework40
3The cerebellum in autism75
4The cranial circumference in autism91
5Other neurological signs and symptoms in autism101
6The epidemiology of autism119
7Disease entities with a temporary autistic phase136
8The question of reversible autistic behavior in autism157
9The problem of alternative therapies in autism173
10An integrated approach to therapy201
App. ATargeted neurological examination for autism/Asperger

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