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Textbook of autism spectrum disorders / edited by Eric Hollander, Alexander Kolevzon, Joseph T. Coyle.

Contributor(s): Hollander, Eric | Kolevzon, Alex | Coyle, Joseph T
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Washington, DC : American Psychiatric Pub., 2011Edition: 1st edSubject(s): Across the lifespan | Understanding autism | WorkbooksSummary: An undertaking that is as massive in its ambition as it is masterful in its presentation, theTextbook of Autism Spectrum Disordersis the only work that presents such a comprehensive view of the history, etiology, diagnosis, pathophysiology, risk factors, and treatment of this multifaceted disorder. Because more patients are being diagnosed than ever before, and at earlier ages, research initiatives have been established to address the most critical scientific questions in terms of biological markers, neuroimaging, and treatment efficacy. The resulting deluge of scholarship and research findings has made staying current in the field a daunting task. To meet the challenge, the editors, among the foremost authorities in the field, have assembled experts from the full range of specialties that are critical to a comprehensive understanding of autism. They have drawn upon their clinical experience and scientific knowledge to create this benchmark publication, which includes: A scientific history of autism that traces it from its first identification by Kanner in 1943, and explores the competing theories of etiology and treatment up to the present day. This helps to contextualize autism spectrum disorders, both scientifically and culturally & chapters on risk factors, both perinatal and environmental, which help to identify areas of potential intervention.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

An undertaking that is as massive in its ambition as it is masterful in its presentation, theTextbook of Autism Spectrum Disordersis the only work that presents such a comprehensive view of the history, etiology, diagnosis, pathophysiology, risk factors, and treatment of this multifaceted disorder. Because more patients are being diagnosed than ever before, and at earlier ages, research initiatives have been established to address the most critical scientific questions in terms of biological markers, neuroimaging, and treatment efficacy. The resulting deluge of scholarship and research findings has made staying current in the field a daunting task. To meet the challenge, the editors, among the foremost authorities in the field, have assembled experts from the full range of specialties that are critical to a comprehensive understanding of autism. They have drawn upon their clinical experience and scientific knowledge to create this benchmark publication, which includes: A scientific history of autism that traces it from its first identification by Kanner in 1943, and explores the competing theories of etiology and treatment up to the present day. This helps to contextualize autism spectrum disorders, both scientifically and culturally & chapters on risk factors, both perinatal and environmental, which help to identify areas of potential intervention.