Current Theories and Evidence

  • Andrew W. Zimmerman

Part of the Current Clinical Neurology book series (CCNEU)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Molecular and Clinical Genetics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. William G. Johnson, Madhura Sreenath, Steven Buyske, Edward S. Stenroos
      Pages 41-68
    3. Walter E. Kaufmann, George T. Capone, Megan Clarke, Dejan B. Budimirovic
      Pages 81-108
  3. Neurotransmitters and Cell Signaling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
    2. Mary E. Blue, Michael V. Johnston, Carolyn B. Moloney, Christine F. Hohmann
      Pages 111-132
    3. Martin Evers, Eric Hollander
      Pages 133-145
  4. Endocrinology, Growth, and Metabolism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 183-183
    2. Bonnie Auyeung, Simon Baron-Cohen
      Pages 185-208
    3. Raili Riikonen
      Pages 233-244
  5. Immunology, Maternal-Fetal Interaction, and Neuroinflammation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 269-269
    2. Luke Heuer, Paul Ashwood, Judy Van de Water
      Pages 271-288
    3. Paul H. Patterson, Wensi Xu, Stephen E.P. Smith, Benjamin E. Devarman
      Pages 289-307
    4. Christina M. Morris, Mikhail Pletnikov, Andrew W. Zimmerman, Harvey S. Singer
      Pages 309-328
  6. Neuroanatomy and Neural networks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 347-347
    2. Stephen R. Dager, Seth D. Friedman, Helen Petropoulos, Dennis W.W. Shaw
      Pages 361-379
    3. Nancy J. Minshew, Diane L. Williams, Kathryn McFadden
      Pages 381-405
  7. Environmental Mechanisms and Models

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 407-407
    2. Isaac N. Pessah, Pamela J. Lein
      Pages 409-428
    3. Martha R. Herbert, Matthew P. Anderson
      Pages 429-463
    4. Publisher
      Pages E1-E1
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 465-474

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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Authors and affiliations

  • Andrew W. Zimmerman
    • 1
  1. 1.Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins UniversityBaltimoreUSA

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