The Neurology of Autism

The Neurology of Autism

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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 "Informative 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. Coleman has 'picked the brains' of recognized experts from neurology and related sciences, and has assembled a wealth of up-to-date and meticulously referenced information regarding both those diseases and the core symptoms of autism." -Peter B. Rosenberger, Massachusetts General Hospitalshow more

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  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 154 x 234 x 14mm | 399.16g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • halftones and tables
  • 0195387767
  • 9780195387766
  • 884,020

About Mary Coleman

Mary Coleman is Emeritus Clinical Professor of Pediatric Neurology, Georgetown University School of Medicine. Coleman has published over 130 medical papers and nine medical books, including five books 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 of D.C.show more

Table of contents

1. Introduction (Mary Coleman and Catalina Betancur) ; 2. A Neurological Framework (Mary Coleman) ; 3. The Cerebellum in Autism (G. Robert DeLong) ; 4. The Cranial Circumference in Autism (Michele Zappella) ; 5. Other Neurological Signs and Symptoms in Autism (Mary Coleman) ; 6. The Epidemiology of Autism (Christopher Gillberg) ; 7. Disease Entities with a Temporary Autistic Phase (Yoshiko Nomura) ; 8. The Question of Reversible Autistic Behavior in Autism ; 9. The Problem of Alternative Therapies in Autism (Lorenzo Pavone and Martino Ruggieri) ; 10. An Integrated Approach to Therapy (Michele Zappella) ; Glossary ; Appendix: A Targeted Neurological Examination for Autism/Asperger (Mary Coleman and Christopher Gillberg) ; Citation Index ; Subject Indexshow more

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