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An A-Z of genetic factors in autism; a handbook for parents and carers.

9781843106791

An A-Z of genetic factors in autism; a handbook for parents and carers.

Aitken, Kenneth J.

Jessica Kingsley Pub.

2010

494 pages

$29.95

Paperback

RJ506

Autism is no longer thought to be a single condition but, rather, an umbrella term for a number of predominately genetic conditions. This book comprehensively covers eighty of those conditions. First Aitken, a clinical psychologist, provides an introduction to autistic spectrum disorder characteristics, clinical observations, research history, connections with genetic conditions, and alternative approaches. Then potentially associated genetic disorders are listed with comments on gene locus, how common the condition is, main clinical features, possible link between this condition and autism, differential diagnosis, and treatment and management protocols. A further section highlights promising developments in the field and several appendices provide resources for additional study.

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