This resource demonstrates that autism, like mental retardation, is a clinical presentation of numerous different diseases, many with genomic underpinnings. In this ground-breaking work, the authors explain in great detail how to clinically diagnose infants, children, adolescents and adults with autistic behavioral features and their psychiatric and neurological work-ups.
Table of Contents
- PART ONE The Autisms as a Spectrum
- 1 Diagnosis of the Autisms in Infancy
- 2 The Clinical Course of Autism in Childhood and Adolescence
- 3 Adults with Autism
- 4 Asperger Syndrome
- 5 Comorbidities and Symptom Complexes
- 6 Epidemiology: Is Autism Increasing?
- 7 Timing: When Do Diseases with Autistic Features Begin?
- 8 Neuroanatomy: Which Parts of the Brain Are Involved?
- 9 Neuropsychology and Cognitive Psychology in the Autisms
- 10 Autism and Epilepsy
- 11 Biochemistry, Immunology, Endocrinology
- PART TWO The Autisms as a Syndrome
- PART THREE Treatment and Support in the Autisms