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Autism Spectrum Disorder

ISBN : 9780199349722

Price(incl.tax): 
¥12,309
Author: 
Christopher McDougle
Pages
544 Pages
Format
Paperback
Size
178 x 254 mm
Pub date
Jan 2016
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The Primer on Autism Spectrum Disorder provides a quick yet comprehensive overview of clinically-relevant topics related to autism spectrum disorder (ASD) for the medical or mental health student, trainee, or recent graduate who seeks efficient learning. Chapters are designed to give an overview of a topic area in real time while on a rotation; while studying for professional board examinations in primary care, pediatrics, neurology or psychiatry; or even during preparation for a presentation or discussion scheduled to occur the next day. The sections include Background and Diagnostic Assessment, Etiology, Treatment, and Other Care Delivery Services and Perspectives, with each chapter written by an internationally recognized expert in the field. The chapters on diagnosis and treatment are written from a practical "how to" perspective. Those on etiology are written with the clinician in mind. These clinically-focused chapters include one or more vignettes that present simulated patient cases designed to highlight teaching points related to each chapter's content area. The book ends with a chapter written by family members of individuals with ASD and another written by an adult with ASD that illustrate the human impact these disorders have on day-to-day lives, hopes, and dreams. At the end of each chapter, "Key Points" for summarizing the intended take home messages of each author/authors are listed.

About the author: 

Christopher J. McDougle, M.D. is the Director of the Lurie Center for Autism at the Massachusetts General Hospital and the Nancy Lurie Marks Professor at Harvard Medical School. Dr. McDougle has been providing care for children, adolescents and adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their family members for 25 years. His research interests include the neurobiology of ASD and the neuropsychopharmacology of core and related target symptoms associated with ASD. Dr. McDougle has published more than 400 scientific articles, been the principal investigator on multiple grants from the National Institutes of Health and various foundations, and mentored numerous students, residents/fellows and junior faculty now involved in the field of ASD.

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