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A Comprehensive Book on Autism Spectrum Disorders

Edited by Mohammad-Reza Mohammadi, ISBN 978-953-307-494-8, 478 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published September 15, 2011 under CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/975

The aim of the book is to serve for clinical, practical, basic and scholarly practices. In twentyfive chapters it covers the most important topics related to Autism Spectrum Disorders in the efficient way and aims to be useful for health professionals in training or clinicians seeking an update. Different people with autism can have very different symptoms. Autism is considered to be a "spectrum" disorder, a group of disorders with similar features. Some people may experience merely mild disturbances, while the others have very serious symptoms. This book is aimed to be used as a textbook for child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship training and will serve as a reference for practicing psychologists, child and adolescent psychiatrists, general psychiatrists, pediatricians, child neurologists, nurses, social workers and family physicians. A free access to the full-text electronic version of the book via Intech reading platform at http://www.intechweb.org is a great bonus.

Dr. Mohammad-Reza Mohammadi

Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Professor Mohammad-Reza Mohammadi works as a child and adolescent psychiatrist at Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS), and is the chair of Psychiatry and Psychology Research Centre of Iran. He has authored more than 160 articles, 23 books, and few book chapters. He obtained a diploma in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry as well as M.Phil. at the University of London, 1996 and 1997; in Cognitive Behavior Therapy at Middle Sex Hospital, University College of London (UCL) 1998. He is the founder and the Editor-in-chief of Iranian Journal of Psychiatry (IJP). He is also a member of Editorial Boards of many Iranian and International journals. He established University of Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences in 1992, and has been the Head of National Research Centre for Medical Sciences of Iran (2001-2005). His research interests include epidemiological and clinical trial, cognitive behavior therapy and spiritual psychotherapy.

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  • A Comprehensive Book on Autism Spectrum Disorders

    The aim of the book is to serve for clinical, practical, basic and scholarly practices. In twentyfive chapters it covers the most important topics related to Autism Spectrum Disorders in the efficient way and aims to be useful for health professionals in training or clinicians seeking an update. Different people with autism can have very different symptoms. Autism is considered to be a "spectrum" disorder, a group of disorders with similar features. Some people may experience merely mild disturbances, while the others have very serious symptoms. This book is aimed to be used as a textbook for child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship training and will serve as a reference for practicing psychologists, child and adolescent psychiatrists, general psychiatrists, pediatricians, child neurologists, nurses, social workers and family physicians. A free access to the full-text electronic version of the book via Intech reading platform at http://www.intechweb.org is a great bonus.

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