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Autism Spectrum Disorders [Print Replica] [Kindle Edition]

David Amaral , Daniel Geschwind , Geraldine Dawson

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  • Print ISBN-10: 0195371828
  • Print ISBN-13: 978-0195371826
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Autism is an emerging area of basic and clinical research, and has only recently been recognized as a major topic in biomedical research. Approximately 1 in 150 children are diagnosed as autistic, so it is also an intense growth area in behavioral and educational treatments. Financial resources have begun to be raised for more comprehensive research and an increasing number of scientists are becoming involved in autism research. In many respects, autism has become a model for conducting translational research on a psychiatric disorder. This text provides a comprehensive summary of all current knowledge related to the behavioral, experiential, and biomedical features of the autism spectrum disorders including major behavioral and cognitive syndromology, common co-morbid conditions, neuropathology, neuroimmunology, and other neurological correlates such as seizures, allergy and immunology, gastroenterology, infectious disease, and epidemiology.
Edited by three leading researchers, this volume contains over 80 chapters and nine shorter commentaries by thought leaders in the field, making the book a virtual "who's who" of autism research. This carefully developed book is a comprehensive and authoritative reference for what we know in this area as well as a guidepost for the next several years in all areas of autism research.

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There have in recent years been different reference works published on this subject, but the first edition of Autism Spectrum Disorders immediately deserves a place in the highest echelons. (Tijdschrift voor Psychiatrie, Dec 2012)

This is an exhaustive look at a topic that has received a lot of attention lately. There are literally hundreds of references/suggested readings for further research. The book contains helpful tables and figures, including eight pages (front and back) of colorful, glossy pictures. It is a book that researchers and clinicians should have in their libraries. (Doody's Notes)

An outstanding book that brings together the latest research results, discusses them and puts them into an overall perspective. (Psychological Medicine)

Any department or library seeking to update its knowledge base on state-of-the-art autism research in a single volume would do well to acquire it... the book could hardly be bettered. (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Journal)

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This is an exhaustive look at a topic that has received a lot of attention lately. There are literally hundreds of references/suggested readings for further research. The book contains helpful tables and figures, including eight pages (front and back) of colorful, glossy pictures. It is a book that researchers and clinicians should have in their libraries. s Doody's Notess 28 oct 2011

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
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  • Print Length: 1456 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (20 May 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005NJUP8U
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A comprehensive overview of autism research as of 2011 11 Aug. 2013
By hp - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
If you are able to read scientific papers, buy this textbook to get a comprehensive overview of autism research as of 2011. If you like to understand in depth and know what's really known and unknown about autism (as of 2011), this book is great.

It is an enormous 1400-page book, essentially a collection of review papers. Chapters are contributed by experts in a given area of autism research and summarize a research area or topic. A number of different angles of research are included (neurological, biological, clinical, etc.) so you get an interdisciplinary picture.

One note, especially the neurology papers can be grating with the use of terms such as "deficiency" or "underdeveloped" when the evidence may not support the implied judgment. It is not scientific to assume that all differences correlated with autism are pathological; some may be correlated but not cause trouble by themselves, while others may be more like a tradeoff than a straightforward negative. Sloppy science to use value-judgment language here.

But that criticism applies to autism research as a whole, which this book merely reflects. I learned tons of interesting things about autism by plowing through the book.

It's easy to skip chapters on research topics that aren't of interest for whatever reason. I probably read about 2/3 of the book.

There are a total of 81 chapters organized into 11 categories. The 11 categories are "historical perspective, diagnosis and classification, and epidemiology"; "core features and developmental trajectories"; "psychiatric and medical comorbidities"; "broader autism phenotype"; "neurobiology"; "etiology: genetics"; "etiology: environmental factors"; "animal models and theoretical perspectives"; "treatment approaches"; "best practices in the diagnosis and treatment"; and "public policy".
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive and informative 2 July 2013
By chocobo - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I am a graduate student studying autism. This field was new to me, and I needed a good book that was up-to-date and covered all aspects of autism. This book fulfilled my needs and expectations. It covers all the scientific aspects of autism, for example, from developmental, cognitive, and pharmacological approach to animal models in basic research. Each chapter provides a good review on the focused areas, and it also lists references if you want to learn them in depths. The targeted audience of this book is professionals and scientists involved in autism studies, I believe, and not for general public education.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 20 Sept. 2014
By Marilyn - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
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