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Title:
Autism and pervasive developmental disorders
Author:
Volkmar, Fred R.
Publication Information:
Cambridge ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, [1998]

©1998
Physical Description:
xvi, 278 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
Diagnosis and definition of autism and other pervasive developmental disorders / Fred R. Volkmar and Catherine Lord -- Epidemiological surveys of autism / Eric Fombonne -- Psychological factors in autism / Margot Prior and Sally Ozonoff -- Genetic epidemiology of autism and other pervasive developmental disorders / Peter Szatmari and Marshall B. Jones -- Neurobiology of autism / Fritz Poustka -- Psychopharmacology / Christopher J. McDougle -- Behavioural and educational approaches to the pervasive developmental disorders / Sandra L. Harris -- Outcome in adult life for people with autism and Asperger's syndrome / Patricia Howlin and Susan Goode -- Autism and the evolution of human social skills / Lynn Waterhouse and Deborah Fein.
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ISBN:
9780521553865
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Book

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This volume reflects recent progress in the understanding of autism and related conditions, with contributions from leading authorities in the clinical and social sciences, and offers an international perspective on current thinking. Chapters cover current approaches to definition and diagnosis, prevalence and planning for service delivery, cognitive, genetic and neurobiological features, and pathophysiological mechanisms. Interventions reviewed include the pharmacological, behavioral and educational, and a thoughtful final chapter addresses the nature of the fundamental social disturbance that characterizes autism. As a summary of what is now known about autism and related disorders, and an indicator of what is still poorly understood, this book will be an essential resource for clinicians, researchers, and carers.


Table of Contents

1 Diagnosis and definition of autism and other pervasive developmental disordersFred R. Volkmar and Catherine Lord
2 Epidemiological surveys of autismEric Fombonne
3 Psychological factors in autismMargot Prior and Sally Ozonoff
4 The genetic epidemiology of autism and other pervasive developmental disordersPeter Szatmari and Marshall B. Jones
5 Neurobiology of autismFritz Poustka
6 PsychopharmacologyChristopher J. McDougle
7 Behavioral and educational approaches to the pervasive developmental disordersSandra L. Harris
8 The outcome in adult life for people with autism and Asperger's syndromePatricia Howlin
9 Autism and the evolution of human social skillsLynn Waterhouse and Deborah Fein