Autism Spectrum Disorder

Paperback | February 3, 2016

EditorChristopher Mcdougle

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The Primer on Autism Spectrum Disorder provides a quick yet comprehensive overview of clinically-relevant topics related to autism spectrum disorder (ASD) for the medical or mental health student, trainee, or recent graduate who seeks efficient learning. Chapters are designed to give anoverview of a topic area in real time while on a rotation; while studying for professional board examinations in primary care, pediatrics, neurology or psychiatry; or even during preparation for a presentation or discussion scheduled to occur the next day. The sections include Background andDiagnostic Assessment, Etiology, Treatment, and Other Care Delivery Services and Perspectives, with each chapter written by an internationally recognized expert in the field. The chapters on diagnosis and treatment are written from a practical "how to" perspective. Those on etiology are written with the clinician in mind. These clinically-focused chapters include one or more vignettes that present simulated patient cases designed to highlight teaching points related toeach chapter's content area. The book ends with a chapter written by family members of individuals with ASD and another written by an adult with ASD that illustrate the human impact these disorders have on day-to-day lives, hopes, and dreams. At the end of each chapter, "Key Points" for summarizingthe intended take home messages of each author/authors are listed.

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The Primer on Autism Spectrum Disorder provides a quick yet comprehensive overview of clinically-relevant topics related to autism spectrum disorder (ASD) for the medical or mental health student, trainee, or recent graduate who seeks efficient learning. Chapters are designed to give anoverview of a topic area in real time while on a r...

Christopher J. McDougle, M.D. is the Director of the Lurie Center for Autism at the Massachusetts General Hospital and the Nancy Lurie Marks Professor at Harvard Medical School. Dr. McDougle has been providing care for children, adolescents and adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their family members for 25 years. His resear...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:520 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.68 inPublished:February 3, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Christopher J. McDougle: ForewordSection 1: Background and Diagnostic Assessment1. Fred R. Volkmar: From Infantile Autism to Autism Spectrum: Evolution of the Diagnostic Concept2. Kirstin Brown Birtwell, Brian Willoughby and Lisa Nowinski: Social, Cognitive, and Behavioral Development of Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder3. Patricia Howlin and Iliana Magiati: Social, Cognitive and Affective Development of Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder4. Isobel W. Green, Christen L. Kidd and Robert E. Accordino: Differential Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder Across the Lifespan5. Yamini J. Howe, Michelle L. Palumbo and Ann Neumeyer: Medical Evaluation of Patients with Autism Spectrum Disorder6. Susan E. Folstein and Luis M. Carcache: Psychiatric Co-morbidity in Autism Spectrum Disorder7. Fiona Baumer and Mustafa Sahin: Neurological Co-morbidities in Autism Spectrum Disorder8. Lawrence K. Fung and Allan L. Reis: Genetic Disorders Associated with the Autism Spectrum Disorder Phenotype9. Peter V. Rabins: Autism Spectrum Disorder in the ElderlySection 2: Etiology10. Nicole R. Zrcher and Jacob M. Hooker: Neuroimaging of Autism Spectrum Disorder11. Yamini J. Howe, Harrison Brand and Michael Talkowski: Genetics of Autism Spectrum Disorder12. Allison Presmanes Hill, Katharine Zuckerman and Eric Fombonne: Epidemiology of Autism Spectrum Disorder13. Matthew P. Anderson: Neuropathology of Autism Spectrum Disorder14. Thayne L. Sweeten and Christopher J. McDougle: Immunological Aspects of Autism Spectrum DisorderSection 3: Treatment15. Suzannah Iadarola and Tristram Smith: Behavioral Treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorder16. James T. McCracken and Michael Gandal: Psychopharmacology of Autism Spectrum Disorder17. Robert L. Hendren: Complementary and Alternative (Biomedical) Treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorder18. Katelyn A. Bruno, Kristina L. Gulati and Maria Mody: Speech and Language Assessment and Treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorder19. Jennifer L. Stornelli: Occupational Therapy for Autism Spectrum Disorder20. D. Scott McLeod, Kristin W. Malatino and Dorothy Lucci: Social Skills Training for Autism Spectrum DisorderSection 4: Other Care Delivery Services and Perspectives21. Samuel L. Odom, Veronica P. Fleury, Leslie C. Fox, Susan H. Hedges, Nigel P. Pierce and Melissa A. Sreckovic: Educational Issues in Autism Spectrum Disorder22. Marji Erickson Warfield: Vocational Rehabilitation and Training for Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder: History, Practices and New Directions23. Edward S. Brodkin: Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder24. Naomi B. Swiezy, Tiffany J. Neal, Danielle Warner and Kimberly Lo: Effective Communication and Management with the Family and in the Community25. Nancy Lurie Marks, Cathy Lurie and Clarence E. Schutt: Autism Spectrum Disorder from a Family Perspective26. John M. Williams: From an Individual with Autism Spectrum Disorder's Perspective

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"Chris McDougle and his colleagues have prepared a helpful text for students and more advanced trainees about advances in autism - diagnosis, etiology, and treatment. The book presents well-researched chapters in each of these areas, as well as some attention to a few other issues in autism,including the key area of transition to adulthood. Each chapter ends with a few key points for students to remember. The book is a welcome and useful addition to the training of the next generation of clinicians working with families caring for children and youth with autism spectrum disorders." --James M. Perrin, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, John C. Robinson Chair in Pediatrics, MassGeneral Hospital for Children, Founding director, Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical Health