Comprehensive Guide to Autism

Editors: Patel, Vinood B., Preedy, Victor R., Martin, Colin R. (Eds.)

  • Holistic in coverage; wide range of topics and areas related to autism
  • Contributors are international experts
  • Well illustrated: at least 6 tables, figures, and/or diagrams per chapter Includes section on definitions and key terms, as well as summary points for each chapter
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About this Reference Work

Autism is a complex multifaceted disorder affecting neurodevelopment during the early years of life and, for many, throughout the life span. Inherent features include difficulties or deficits in communication, social interaction, cognition, and interpersonal behavioral coordination, to name just a few. Autism profoundly impacts the affected individual, the family, and, in many cases, the localized communities. The increased prevalence of childhood autism has resulted in rapid developments in a wide range of disciplines in recent years. Nevertheless, despite intensive research, the cause(s) remain unresolved and no single treatment strategy is employed. To address these issues, Comprehensive Guide to Autism is an all-embracing reference that offers analyses and discussions of contemporary issues in the field of autism. The work brings together scientific material from leading experts in the field relating to a wide range of important current topics, such as the early identification and treatment of children with autism, pertinent social and behavioral studies, recent developments in genetics and immunology, the influence of diet, models of autism, and future treatment prospects. Comprehensive Guide to Autism contains essential readings for behavioral science researchers, psychologists, physicians, social workers, parents, and caregivers.

 

About the authors

Dr Vinood B. Patel is a senior lecturer in clinical biochemistry at the University of Westminster and honorary fellow at King’s College London. He directs studies on metabolic pathways involved in liver disease, particularly related to mitochondrial energy regulation and cell death. Other areas include understanding behavioral and mental health problems in neurological disorders. Dr Patel is a nationally and internationally recognized alcohol researcher and was involved in several NIH funded biomedical grants related to alcoholic liver disease. Dr Patel has edited several biomedical books and has published over 150 articles. Professor Colin R. Martin is chair in mental health at the University of the West of Scotland and adjunct professor at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Australia. Professor Martin is a chartered health psychologist and a chartered scientist. He has published many scientific papers in psychology, biology, medical, and nursing journals. Professor Martin is honorary Consultant Psychologist to The Salvation Army, UK and Eire Territories and was instrumental in formulating the addictions policy of the Salvation Army (UK and Eire) over recent years to develop high quality and evidenced-based clinical care and services. Professor Victor R. Preedy is a professor in the School of Medicine, King's College London. He directs studies regarding pathology, health, nutrition, and toxicity. Professor Preedy has published over 550 articles, which includes over 160 peer-reviewed manuscripts based on original research and 90 reviews as well as 35 books.

Reviews

“A variety of research methodologies are represented, from clinical experiments to case study and more qualitative approaches. The writing is clear and scholarly … . the editors arranged the chapters into 20 sections, each with six to a dozen articles each. … it does fill a useful gap by providing in-depth articles on scientific and research aspects of ASD, which are beyond the scope of other ASD references.” (Lesley S. J. Farmer, Reference Reviews, Vol. 29 (3), 2015)

“It is the excellent source of an accessible, evidence-based, and clinically thorough account of the ASD field and contemporary issues from the worldwide professional. … This volume is an indispensable reading for a range of professionals: psychiatric social workers, psychologists, clinicians scientists and of course for parents and caregivers.” (Kamlesh Kumar Sahu and Soma Sahu, Journal of Disability Studies, Vol. 1 (2), 2015)


Table of contents (153 chapters)

  • Perinatal and Neonatal Complications in Autism Etiology

    Gardener, Hannah (et al.)

    Pages 3-25

  • Genetics of Autism Spectrum Disorder: Experience in Developing Countries

    Ouhtit, Allal (et al.)

    Pages 27-47

  • Anatomical and Functional Connectivity in Autism Spectrum Disorders

    Müller, Ralph-Axel

    Pages 49-75

  • Endophenotypes in Autism Spectrum Disorders

    Persico, Antonio Maria (et al.)

    Pages 77-95

  • Intensive Behavioral Intervention and Family Psychological Adjustment in Autism

    Grindle, Corinna F. (et al.)

    Pages 97-115

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Comprehensive Guide to Autism
Editors
  • Vinood B. Patel
  • Victor R. Preedy
  • Colin R. Martin
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
Print ISBN
978-1-4614-4787-0
eReference ISBN
978-1-4614-4788-7
Print + eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-4789-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
L, 2922
Number of Illustrations and Tables
240 b/w illustrations, 257 illustrations in colour
Topics
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