An A-Z of Genetic Factors in Autism

An A-Z of Genetic Factors in Autism

A Handbook for Parents and Carers

Book - 2010
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Jessica Kingsley Pub
The book covers the main genetic disorders associated with autism, including those linked to growth differences, neurodevelopmental problems, gastrointestinal disturbances epilepsy and many others. It alphabetically lists the conditions next to information about how common they are, causes, signs, symptoms, and methods of treatment and management.

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Autism is no longer thought to be a single condition but, rather, an umbrella term for a number of predominately genetic conditions. This book comprehensively covers eighty of those conditions. First Aitken, a clinical psychologist, provides an introduction to autistic spectrum disorder characteristics, clinical observations, research history, connections with genetic conditions, and alternative approaches. Then potentially associated genetic disorders are listed with comments on gene locus, how common the condition is, main clinical features, possible link between this condition and autism, differential diagnosis, and treatment and management protocols. A further section highlights promising developments in the field and several appendices provide resources for additional study. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Blackwell Publishing
The concept of a single condition known as 'autism' is quickly becoming outdated, and is now understood to be an umbrella term for a variety of predominantly genetic conditions. This can be confusing for parents of children who have been diagnosed as having an 'autism spectrum disorder'. An A-Z of Genetic Factors in Autism provides parents with a complete overview of the main genetic disorders associated with autism, including those linked to growth differences, cardiovascular issues, neurodevelopmental problems, immune dysfunction, gastrointestinal disturbances and epilepsy. Kenneth Aitken demystifies the umbrella term 'autism' by alphabetically listing these conditions along with information about how common they are, their causes, signs, and symptoms, and for many, appropriate methods of treatment and management. Information on support groups and sources of further information are also included to help parents obtain any additional support they need, and keep up to date with new developments in research and practice.This is a must-have book for any parent or carer who feels confused by their child's diagnosis, or who seeks a better understanding of the many genetic conditions linked to autism.

Publisher: London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, c2010
Description: 495 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
ISBN: 9781843106791
Branch Call Number: 618.928588 Ait

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