Autism and Its Medical Management

Autism and Its Medical Management

A Guide for Parents and Professionals

Book - 2008
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Autism and its Medical Management explains the medical aspects of autism and how both parents and professionals can use current medical knowledge to better understand how to address the medical aspects of autism.The book begins with an overview of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) and how they are diagnosed, and goes on to identify the different types of autism and to describe relevant medical interventions. The author also provides an outline of recent research to enable parents and professionals to gain an understanding of the various factors that may contribute to the development of ASDs, as well as the latest available treatment options.Bridging the communication gap between medical professionals and parents, this book offers accessible explanations of medical terminology and treatment relevant to ASDs and is an important tool for parents and professionals working with children with ASDs.

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Chez (Sutter Neuroscience Institute and Sutter Memorial Hospital, Sacramento, California; neurology, U. of California-Davis) has 16 years of experience practicing pediatric neurology with a special interest in clinical aspects of autism spectrum disorders (ASD). He presents a practical text to help parents, interested lay people, therapists of various types, and physicians understand the vast options available for current treatment of medical problems associated with ASD. Coverage includes an overview of autism; definitions, diagnosis, and other clinical aspects; theories on why there has been an increase in ASD and the possible causes; treating ASD; and neurologically managing clinical aspects with medication. The text contains an extensive bibliography, a glossary of terms, and a list of resources, including books, important clinical evaluation guidelines, and internet and public resources and organizations in the U.S., Canada, UK, and Australia. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2008
ISBN: 9781843108344
Characteristics: 222 p. : ill. ; 26 cm


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