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Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders

2nd Edition

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Part of Cambridge Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Fred R. Volkmar, Catherine Lord, Eric Fombonne, Margot Prior, Sally Ozonoff, Rhea Paul, Peter Szatmari, Marshall B. Jones, Fritz Poustka, Craig A. Erickson, Kimberly A. Stigler, David J. Posey, Christopher J. McDougle, Sandra L. Harris, Patricia Howlin, Lynn Waterhouse, Deborah Fein, Emily G. W. Nichols
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  • Featuring contributions from leading authorities in the clinical and social sciences, this thoroughly revised and updated new edition reflects the most recent progress in the understanding of autism and related conditions, and offers an international perspective on the present state of the discipline. Chapters cover current approaches to definition and diagnosis; prevalence and planning for service delivery; cognitive, genetic, and neurobiological features; and pathophysiological mechanisms. There is a new chapter covering communication issues. Interventions reviewed include the pharmacological, behavioral, and educational, and a thoughtful final chapter addresses the nature of the fundamental social disturbance that characterizes autism.

    • A new, thoroughly revised and updated edition of a very successful, well-reviewed book
    • Contains a new chapter covering communication issues in autism
    • Written by an international team of experts
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    "A very helpful, comprehensive outlook on autism and its management...Well-presented." Doody's Book Review Service

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    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: May 2007
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9780511276323
    • contains: 6 b/w illus. 11 tables
    • availability: Adobe Reader ebooks available from eBooks.com
  • Table of Contents

    1. Diagnosis and definition of autism and other pervasive developmental disorders Fred R. Volkmar and Catherine Lord
    2. Epidemiological surveys of pervasive developmental disorders Eric Fombonne
    3. Psychological factors in autism Margot Prior and Sally Ozonoff
    4. Communication and its development in autism spectrum disorders Rhea Paul
    5. Genetic epidemiology of autism spectrum disorders Peter Szatmari and Marshall B. Jones
    6. Neurobiology of autism Fritz Poustka
    7. Psychopharmacology Craig A. Erickson, Kimberly A. Stigler, David J. Posey and Christopher J. McDougle
    8. Behavioral and educational approaches to the pervasive developmental disorders Sandra L. Harris
    9. The outcome in adult life for people with autism and Asperger's syndrome Patricia Howlin
    10. Autism, social neuroscience, and endophenotypes Lynn Waterhouse, Deborah Fein and Emily G. W. Nichols.

  • Editor

    Fred R. Volkmar, Yale University, Connecticut
    Fred Volkmar is the Irving B. Harris Professor Child Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Psychology at the Child Study Center, Yale University.

    Contributors

    Fred R. Volkmar, Catherine Lord, Eric Fombonne, Margot Prior, Sally Ozonoff, Rhea Paul, Peter Szatmari, Marshall B. Jones, Fritz Poustka, Craig A. Erickson, Kimberly A. Stigler, David J. Posey, Christopher J. McDougle, Sandra L. Harris, Patricia Howlin, Lynn Waterhouse, Deborah Fein, Emily G. W. Nichols

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