Current Clinical Neurology

Autism

Current Theories and Evidence

Editors: Zimmerman, Andrew W. (Ed.)

  • Provides a state-of-the-art synthesis of credible biological theories of autism and the evidence that supports them
  • Presents a unique, evidence-based review of pathogenesis, clinical features, and current or potential treatments
  • Offers wide-ranging coverage that probes and reveals the biological bases of autistic spectrum disorders
  • Includes chapters that cover molecular and clinical genetics; neurotransmitters and cell signaling; endocrinology, growth, and metabolism; immunology, maternal-fetal effects, and neuroinflammation; neuroanatomy, imaging, and neural networks, and environmental mechanisms and models
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About this book

Creative thinking and collaborative scientific research have advanced our understanding of autism and we are now beginning to synthesize the data into evidence and theories. Autism: Current Theories and Evidence presents current theories about autism and the evidence that supports them. The goal is to show how the scientific method is revealing the biological bases of this spectrum of disorders, thereby leading the way to their treatment and prevention using evidence-based medicine. This book has 20 chapters divided into 6 sections: Molecular and Clinical Genetics; Neurotransmitters and Cell Signaling; Endocrinology, Growth and Metabolism; Immunology, Maternal-Fetal Effects and Neuroinflammation; Neuroanatomy, Imaging and Neural networks; and Environmental Mechanisms and Models. The subjects cover a wide range of current scientific work in the field of autism, with strong and growing evidence to support them, and demonstrate both the breadth and depth of current autism research. The reader is encouraged to consider how theories and the scientific method, in the hands of these and other dedicated researchers, are leading to greater knowledge and continued progress in autism research.

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From the reviews:

"Autism: Current Theories and Evidence, edited by Andrew Zimmerman, serves as an atlas or geophysical study of the archipelago of autism. … this book is a valuable contribution to the effort to map autism, and it is a demonstration of the type of cooperation that is needed across scientific disciplines if progress is to be made in this effort." (Jeffrey A. Munson, The New England Journal of Medicine, Vol. 360 (23), June, 2009)

“All chapters are uniformely arranged with initial abstract, many informative subheadings, tables and impressive figures. All of them are clearly written … . the present book provides an impressive, evidence-based review of pathogenesis, clinical features, genetics, biological bases, pathogenetic factors, current or future treatments of ASDs. It is therefore recommended to all clinicians and neuroscientist who are interested and engaged in the complex field of ASDs.” (K. A. Jellinger, European Journal of Neurology, Vol. 16, 2009)

“The book has 20 chapters divided into 6 parts. … Mainly, but not only, for neurobiologists, psychologists and psychiatrists. Recommended.” (Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews, Vol. 8 (2), December, 2010)


Table of contents (21 chapters)

  • Engrailed2 and Cerebellar Development in the Pathogenesis of Autism Spectrum Disorders

    Rossman, Ian T. (et al.)

    Pages 3-40

  • Teratogenic Alleles in Autism and Other Neurodevelopmental Disorders

    Johnson, William G. (et al.)

    Pages 41-68

  • Cholesterol Deficit in Autism: Insights from Smith–Lemli–Opitz Syndrome

    Aneja, Alka (et al.)

    Pages 69-79

  • Autism in Genetic Intellectual Disability

    Kaufmann, Walter E. (et al.)

    Pages 81-108

  • Serotonin Dysfunction in Autism

    Blue, Mary E. (et al.)

    Pages 111-132

Buy this book

eBook $199.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-60327-489-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $259.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-60327-488-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $259.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-61737-901-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Autism
Book Subtitle
Current Theories and Evidence
Editors
  • Andrew W. Zimmerman
Series Title
Current Clinical Neurology
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Humana Press
eBook ISBN
978-1-60327-489-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-60327-489-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-60327-488-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-61737-901-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 474
Number of Illustrations and Tables
50 b/w illustrations, 8 illustrations in colour
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