Textbook of Autism Spectrum Disorders

Textbook of Autism Spectrum Disorders

by Alexander Kolevzon, Joseph T. Coyle
     
 

More patients are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders, and at earlier ages, than ever before, and these patients and their families receive services in increasingly diverse settings. Destined to become a classic, Textbook of Autism Spectrum Disorders is the volume for which patients, families, and clinicians have been waiting.

American Psychiatric

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More patients are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders, and at earlier ages, than ever before, and these patients and their families receive services in increasingly diverse settings. Destined to become a classic, Textbook of Autism Spectrum Disorders is the volume for which patients, families, and clinicians have been waiting.

American Psychiatric Publishing

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585623419
Publisher:
American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/15/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
627
Sales rank:
358,348
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.40(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword. Preface. Introduction. Part I: The Clinical Syndrome. Part IA: History. A selective scientific history of autism. Part IB: Assessment. Clinical evaluation of children with autism spectrum disorders. The autistic mind: the empathizing-systemizing theory. Evaluation and testing. Neurological assessment. Part IC: The Disorders. Asperger's syndrome. Pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified. Child disintegrative disorder. Rett syndrome. Incidence and prevalence of pervasive developmental disorders. Part ID: Target Symptoms. Social impairment. Development of language and communication. Disruptive behaviors. Restricted repetitive behaviors. Self-injury, aggression, and related problems. Associated symptoms. Sleep disorders. Comorbid disorders. Part II: The Causes. Part IIA: Etiology. Autism spectrum diagnoses in neurogenetic syndromes: phenocopies of autism? Parental and perinatal risk factors for autism. Environment and autism. Oxytocin, social cognition, and autism. Genomic architecture of autism spectrum disorders. Family studies of autism. Part IIB: Pathophysiology. The serotonin system in autism. The GABA system in autism. The glutamate system in autism. Role of reelin in autism. Neurotrophins and autism. Neuroligin and neurexins in autism. Part IIC: Neuroanatomy. Neuroanatomy of the brain in autism spectrum disorders. The amygdala in autism spectrum disorders. The cerebellum in autism spectrum disorders. Part IID: Imaging. Structural neuroimaging. Positron emission tomography. Functional magnetic resonance imaging. Part IIE: Immunology. The immune system and the neurobiology of autism spectrum disorders. Part III: The Treatments. Part IIIA: Pharmacological Treatments. Serotonin reuptake inhibitors and other serotonergic medications. Anticonvulsants and mood stabilizers. Antipsychotics. Treating hyperactivity in children with pervasive developmental disorders. Part IIIB: Alternative Treatments. Complementary and alternative therapies for autism. An experimental treatment for autism. Part IIIC: Behavioral, Educational, and Psychosocial Treatments. Applied behavior analysis. Educational approaches. Peer relationships: challenges and interventions. Part IV: Future Directions. Future Directions. Index.

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