Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders (Cambridge Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)

Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders (Cambridge Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)

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Cambridge University Press
Edition: 2, 2007-04-12
EAN 9780521549578, ISBN10: 0521549574

Hardcover, 356 pages, 24.6 x 24 x 17.4 cm

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.

'An essential book for professionals, it offers hope for further understanding and treatment of this complex syndrome and sheds light on how all human beings develop.' American Journal of Orthopsychiatry