The Neuroscience of Autism Spectrum Disorders by Joseph D. BuxbaumThe Neuroscience of Autism Spectrum Disorders by Joseph D. Buxbaum

The Neuroscience of Autism Spectrum Disorders

byJoseph D. Buxbaum, Joseph D. Buxbaum, Patrick R. Hof

Other | December 31, 2012

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Autism is no longer considered a rare disease, and the Center for Disease Control now estimates that upwards of 730,000 children in the US struggle with this isolating brain disorder.  New research is leading to greater understanding of and ability to treat the disorder at an earlier age.  It is hoped that further genetic and imaging studies will lead to biologically based diagnostic techniques that could help speed detection and allow early, more effective intervention.

Edited by two leaders in the field, this volume offers a current survey and synthesis of the most important findings of the neuroscience behind autism of the past 20 years.  With chapters authored by experts in each topic, the volume explores etiology, neuropathology, imaging, and pathways/models.  Offering a broad background of ASDs with a unique focus on neurobiology, the volume offers more than the others on the market with a strictly clinical focus or a single authored perspective that fails to offer expert, comprehensive coverage.  Researchers and graduate students alike with an interest in developmental disorders and autism will benefit, as will autism specialists across psychology and medicine looking to expand their expertise.

  • Uniquely explores ASDs from a neurobiological angle, looking to uncover the molecular/cellular basis rather than to merely catalog the commonly used behavioral interventions
  • Comprehensive coverage synthesizes widely dispersed research, serving as one-stop shopping for neurodevelopmental disorder researchers and autism specialists
  • Edited work with chapters authored by leaders in the field around the globe – the broadest, most expert coverage available
Dr. Hof is the Irving and Dorothy Regenstreif Research Professor of Neuroscience and the Vice-Chair of the Department of Neuroscience at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York. He also leads the Center of Excellence on Brain Aging of the Friedman Brain Institute. His laboratory has extensive expertise in the pathology ...
Title:The Neuroscience of Autism Spectrum DisordersFormat:OtherDimensions:496 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:December 31, 2012Publisher:Elsevier ScienceLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0123919304

ISBN - 13:9780123919304


Table of Contents

Section 1: Autism Spectrum Disorders1.1 Epidemiology of autism spectrum disorders; 1.2 The behavioral manifestations of autism spectrum disorders; 1.3 Early manifestations of autism spectrum disorders; 1.4 Asperger Syndrome and Its Relationship to Autism Spectrum Disorders; 1.5 Behavioral and Psychosocial Interventions for Individuals with ASD; 1.6 Current Trends in the Pharmacological Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders; 1.7 Novel therapeutics in autism spectrum disorders

Section 2: Etiology of Autism Spectrum Disorders2.1 Medical genetics and autism spectrum disorders; 2.2 Copy Number Variation in Autism Spectrum Disorders; 2.3 Common genetic variants in autism spectrum disorders; 2.4 Next-Generation Sequencing for Gene and Pathway Discovery and Analysis in Autism Spectrum Disorders; 2.5 Mitochondria and Autism Spectrum Disorders; 2.6 Parental and perinatal risk factors in ASDs; 2.7 The Environment in autism spectrum disorders; 2.8 Hormonal influences in typical development: Implications for autism; 2.9 Immune abnormalities and autism spectrum disorders

Section 3: Brain Imaging and Neuropatholgy of Autism Spectrum Disorders3.1 Structural and functional MRI studies of autism spectrum disorders; 3.2 DTI and tractography in the autistic brain; 3.3 Attentional network deficits in autism spectrum disorders; 3.4 The cerebellum in autism spectrum disorders; 3.5 The amygdala in autism spectrum disorders; 3.6 Discrete cortical neuropathology in autism spectrum disorders; 3.7 The minicolumnopathy of autism spectrum disorders; 3.8 Inhibitory and excitatory systems in autism spectrum disorders; 3.9 Clinicopathological Stratification of Idiopathic Autism and Autism Associated with 15q11.2-q13 Duplications

Section 4: Model Systems and Pathways in Autism Spectrum Disorders4.1 Mouse behavioral models for autism spectrum disorders; 4.2 Nonhuman primate models for autism spectrum disorders; 4.3 Inducible pluripotent stem cells in ASDs; 4.4 A 15q11-q13 duplication mouse model for autism spectrum disorders; 4.5 Fragile X syndrome and autism spectrum disorders; 4.6 MECP2 and autism spectrum disorders; 4.7 SHANK2 and SHANK3 Mutations Implicate Glutamate Signaling Abnormalities in Autism Spectrum Disorders; 4.8 PI3K signaling and miRNA regulation in autism spectrum disorders; 4.9 Getting from 1000 genes to a triad of symptoms: The emerging role of systems biology in autism spectrum disorders