Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Christopher McDougle

Print publication date: Dec 2015

ISBN: 9780199349722

Publisher: Oxford University Press


Significant changes have occurred in the field of autism, now referred to as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Despite what we have learned about autism in the past 30 years, the medical community still has more to uncover. Scientists from the fields of neuroimaging, genetics, epidemiology, cognitive neuroscience, and immunology have all joined together in the search for potential causes of autism. Autism Spectrum Disorder aims to provide readers with the knowledge they need to derive maximal benefit from clinical rotations related to ASD and for successful preparation for board examinations. This book is designed as an easy-to-use, clinically oriented, evidence-based guide for trainees and early stage clinicians. It was written with medical students, graduate students and interns in psychology, residents and fellows in neurology, psychiatry, and pediatrics, and those clinicians and researchers who have recently completed training in mind. It is intended to be read and understood during a 4- to 12-week rotation focused on autism spectrum disorder and potentially other neurodevelopmental disorders and also during review and preparation for board examinations that occur throughout professional school, postgraduate training, and for specialty-board certification after training is completed.

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