Autism and Other Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Autism and Other Neurodevelopmental Disorders

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The accelerating advancement in research in neurodevelopmental disorders -- including autism spectrum disorders, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, learning disorders, and more -- has enormous implications for clinical practice. Autism and Other Neurodevelopmental Disorders provides clinicians with up-to-date information on the impact these advances have on the standard of care in the range of disorders commonly encountered by both primary and subspecialist physicians. The authors, affiliated with the UC-Davis MIND Institute, explain the latest findings from the biological, behavioral, and clinical sciences in ways that are accessible to clinicians and helpful to patients and their families.Specific features include:  A uniform chapter structure that makes it easy for the reader to locate material and make comparisons between and among disorders. Each chapter addresses signs and symptoms (including onset and developmental course); epidemiology and etiology (including known genetic and environmental contributors, biological mechanisms and relevant animal models); diagnostic criteria; differential diagnosis and comorbidities; and evidence-based interventions. The inclusion, where possible, of current draft DSM-5 diagnoses, as well as DSM-IV. Practical focus on psychological/behavioral and medical issues, as well as other supports and resources for patients, their families, and the community. Emphasis on current, ongoing research that holds promise for future clinical care. Identification of new research directions and needs.  A comprehensive chapter devoted to the effects each of the neurodevelopmental disorders has on language and social communication. Replete with tables, illustrative figures, key points, and suggestions for further reading, Autism and Other Neurodevelopmental Disorders helps clinicians meet the challenge of providing the most up-to-date and effective care for their patients.
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  • Paperback | 326 pages
  • 154 x 230 x 20mm | 521.63g
  • American Psychiatric Association Publishing
  • VA, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 12 Halftones, black and white; 12 Tables, unspecified
  • 158562425X
  • 9781585624256
  • 1,458,327

About Robin L. Hansen

Robin L. Hansen, M.D., is Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Director of the Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, and Director of Clinical Programs, The MIND Institute, University of California Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, California.Sally J. Rogers, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, The MIND Institute, University of California Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, California.
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Autism and Other Neurodevelopmental Disorders gathers and organizes the most recent information in this important and rapidly expanding field into a clinically useful volume that will enable clinicians, patients, and families to understand these disorders and make sound treatment decisions in light of recent research. The editors, as well as most of the chapter authors, are faculty or former trainees at the prestigious Medical Investigation of Neurodevelopmental Disorders (MIND) Institute at UC-Davis, a collaborative international research center committed to the awareness, understanding, prevention, care, and cure of neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, learning disorders, and more.

Each chapter presents signs and symptoms; epidemiology and etiology; diagnostic approaches; evidence based interventions; and reviews of promising research. By focusing on the range of neurodevelopmental disorders commonly seen and managed by both primary and subspecialist health care professionals. Autism and Other Neurodevelopmental Disorders explains cutting-edge research and advances in clinical care, and assembles them into a single, indispensable volume.
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Table of contents

ContributorsForewordPrefaceAcknowledgmentsChapter 1. Autism Spectrum DisordersChapter 2. Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity DisorderChapter 3. Fragile X SyndromeChapter 4. Chromosome 22q11.2 Deletion SyndromeChapter 5. Tourette Syndrome, Tic Disorders, and ComorbiditiesChapter 6. Down SyndromeChapter 7. Angelman and Prader-Willi SyndromesChapter 8. Williams SyndromeChapter 9. Sex Chromosome AneuploidyChapter 10. Disorders of Learning: Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia, and Other Symbolic DysfunctionsChapter 11. Speech and Language Disorders in Childhood: A Neurodevelopmental PerspectiveIndex
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