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Author Aitken, Kenneth J.
Title An A-Z of genetic factors in autism : a handbook for professionals / Kenneth J. Aitken.
Imprint London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley, 2010.

Author Aitken, Kenneth J.
Subject Autism in children.
Autism spectrum disorders.
Mental illness -- Genetic aspects.
Autistic Disorder -- genetics.
Autistic Disorder -- complications.
Autistic Disorder -- therapy.
Genetic Diseases, Inborn -- complications.
Description 1 online resource (542 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Section A. Focus on the autistic spectrum disorders -- section B. Genetic conditions seen in the autistic spectrum disorders -- section C. Some conditions with similarities to ASD -- section D. Some promising recent developments in ASD research -- section E. Appendices.
Note Print version record.
Summary Our understanding of the biological bases to the autistic spectrum disorders (ASDs) is advancing rapidly. Over 80 genetic conditions have now been reported in people who have also been diagnosed with ASDs. Many of these conditions have specific implications for the presenting phenotype and for treatment, management, and intervention. If the basis to the presenting behavioural phenotype is not identified, this can result in a sub-optimal level of care, complications, or even permanent damage. Kenneth J. Aitken shows that the notion of a single condition known as 'autism' is no longer tenable, a.
Note English.
ISBN 9780857004901 (electronic bk.)
0857004905 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 753976733
Additional Format Print version: Aitken, Kenneth J. A-Z of genetic factors in autism. London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley, 2010 9781843109761 (DLC) 2010012797 (OCoLC)607319084

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