Clinician’s Manual on Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Evdokia Anagnostou
  • Jessica Brian

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Evdokia Anagnostou, Jessica Brian
    Pages 1-3
  3. Melanie Penner, Lonnie Zwaigenbaum, Wendy Roberts
    Pages 5-17
  4. Stephanie H. Ameis, Peter Szatmari
    Pages 19-32
  5. Jennifer R. Walton, Daniel L. Coury
    Pages 33-41
  6. Sharon Smile, Evdokia Anagnostou
    Pages 43-62
  7. Isabel M Smith, Susan E Bryson
    Pages 63-76
  8. Jessica Brian, Evdokia Anagnostou
    Pages 87-91

About this book

Introduction

This concise, yet practical handbook will aid in supporting the diagnosis, treatment, and long-term management of autism, including behavioral therapies, current clinical trials, and emerging pharmaceutical treatments. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disorder characterised by disturbance in language, perception, and social skills that affects an estimated 1–2 per 1,000 people worldwide (although the number is as high as 20 per 1000 in the US). While studies have suggested a disturbance in neural metabolism in patients with ADS, the exact cause of the ASD still remains unknown. In 2013, a single indication of ASD, which united several related conditions (ie, classical autism, Asperger’s syndrome, Fragile X Syndrome, Landau-Kleffner Syndrome, Rett syndrome, childhood disintegrative disorder, and PDD-NOS), was included in the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mood Disorders for the first time in order to support more standardized diagnoses.

Keywords

Autism spectrum disorder Autism treatment Behavioral intervention Educational intervention Neuropsychological assessment

Editors and affiliations

  • Evdokia Anagnostou
    • 1
  • Jessica Brian
    • 2
  1. 1.Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation HospitalUniversity of Toronto, Autism Research CentreTorontoCanada
  2. 2.Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation HospitalUniversity of Toronto,Autism Research CentreTorontoCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-03056-2
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Adis, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-03055-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-03056-2
  • About this book
Industry Sectors
Biotechnology
Pharma