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Autism Spectrum Disorders

Advances at the End of the Second Decade of the 21st Century

Edited by Michael Fitzgerald

Independant Researcher

The changing face of psychiatry and clinical psychology is mostly illustrated by the hugely increasing prevalence of autism spectrum syndrome. There has been a rapid advance in research, and books like this are therefore necessary. The book focuses on controversies in the diagnosis of autism with an examination of stercobilin, autism, and gastrointestinal disease. It also focuses on an exploration of scalp acupuncture as a possible treatment. There is also critical examination of autism in the classroom and an investigation into an unusual phenomenon seen in Africa called ?nodding syndrome.?

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Autism Spectrum DisordersAdvances at the End of the Second Decade of the 21st CenturyEdited by Michael Fitzgerald

Published: October 9th 2019

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.77652

ISBN: 978-1-78984-022-3

Print ISBN: 978-1-78984-021-6

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83962-273-1

Copyright year: 2019

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1. Introductory Chapter: Autism Spectrum Disorder - Advances at the End of the Second Decade of the Twenty-First Century

By Michael Francis Fitzgerald


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2. Nodding Syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorder

By David Lagoro Kitara, Denis Anywar Arony and Suzanne Gazda


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3. Autism in the Classroom: Educational Issues across the Lifespan

By Yasamin Bolourian, Katherine K.M. Stavropoulos and Jan Blacher


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4. The Effect of Scalp Acupuncture on Autism: Could This Be a Possible Treatment of Autism?

By Chuen Heung Yau, Cheuk Long Ip, Yuk Yin Chau and Ho Cheung Lai


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5. Stercobilin: A Putative Link between Autism and Gastrointestinal Distress?

By Troy D. Wood, Amber Flynn Charlebois, Emily R. Sekera, Christopher L. Pennington, Heather L. Rudolph, Yong Seok Choi and Giuseppe Fanciulli


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