The Neurology of Autism

The Neurology of Autism

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This book is a comprehensive overview of neurological research on autism. It address such questions as: Is autism a single disorder or a syndrome of multiple diseases? How are autism and Asperger syndrome related? Is autism increasing in prevalence, or is it just that we diagnose it more often? There is an in-depth discussion of the neurological signs and symptoms that can be found in children with autism and Asperger syndrome; these include abnormal cranial circumference, epilepsy, changes of muscle tone, stereotypes and mutism. The Appendix includes a form specifically designed for the neurological examination of patients with autism and Asperger syndrome. The book goes to discuss treatments and their relative success rates, including alternative therapies.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 272 pages
  • 162.6 x 233.7 x 22.9mm | 589.68g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • numerous black & white photographs and tables
  • 0195182227
  • 9780195182224

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Its clinical and theraputic coverage is broad enough for pediatricians or child neurologists, even for molecular biologists or neuroscientists, who want a relatively brief contemporary update on autism and its neurological basis. I recommend this easy and informative read to this audience. sshow more

About Mary Coleman

Mary Coleman has published over 100 medical papers and eight medical books, including four on autism. She was educated at The University of Chicago, Johns Hopkins, and George Washington University, with training in adult neurology at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center and pediatric neurology at Children's Hospital in D.C.show more

Table of contents

1. Introduction ; 2. A neurological framework ; 3. The cerebellum in autism ; 4. The cranial circumference in autism ; 5. Other neurological signs and symptoms in autism ; 6. The epidemiology of autism ; 7. Disease entities with a temporary autistic phase ; 8. The question of reversible autistic behaviour in autism ; 9. The problem of alternative therapies in autism ; 10. An integrated approach to therapyshow more

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Its clinical and theraputic coverage is broad enough for pediatricians or child neurologists, even for molecular biologists or neuroscientists, who want a relatively brief contemporary update on autism and its neurological basis. I recommend this easy and informative read to this audience. sshow more

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