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Autism Spectrum Disorders

The Role of Genetics in Diagnosis and Treatment

Edited by Stephen Deutsch

Eastern Virginia Medical School, United States of America

Estimated prevalence rates of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) have increased at an alarming rate over the past decade; current estimates stand as high as 1 in 110 persons in the population with a higher ratio of affected males to females. In addition to their emotional impact on the affected persons and their family members (in fact, the latter are often unrecognized unaffected “patients” themselves), the economic and social impacts of ASDs on society are staggering. Persons with ASDs will need interdisciplinary approaches to complex treatment and life planning, including, but not limited to, special education, speech and language therapy, vocational skills training and rehabilitation, social skills training and cognitive remediation, in addition to pharmacotherapy. The current book highlights some of the recent research on nosology, etiology, and pathophysiology. Additionally, the book touches on the implications of new research for treatment and genetic counseling. Importantly, because the field is advancing rapidly, no book can be considered the final word or finished product; thus, the availability of open access rapid publication is a mechanism that will help to assure that readers remain current and up-to-date.

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Autism Spectrum DisordersThe Role of Genetics in Diagnosis and TreatmentEdited by Stephen Deutsch

Published: August 1st 2011

DOI: 10.5772/976

ISBN: 978-953-307-495-5

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6443-2

Copyright year: 2011

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22966 Total Chapter Downloads

4 Crossref Citations

11 Web of Science Citations

17 Dimensions Citations


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1. Early Detection of Autism Spectrum Disorders

By Jariya Chuthapisith and Nichara Ruangdaraganon


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2. Pervasive Developmental Disorder- not Otherwise Specified: Specifying and Differentiating

By Koray Karabekiroglu


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3. Autism and Genetic Syndromes

By Willem Verhoeven, Jos Egger and Ilse Feenstra


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4. The Genetics of Autism Spectrum Disorders

By John J.M. Connolly and Hakon Hakonarson


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5. Genetic Heterogeneity of Autism Spectrum Disorders

By Catherine Croft Swanwick, Eric C. Larsen and Sharmila Banerjee-Basu


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6. The Genetic Basis of Phenotypic Diversity: Autism as an Extreme Tail of a Complex Dimensional Trait

By Shinji Ijichi, Naomi Ijichi, Yukina Ijichi, Hisami Sameshima and Hirofumi Morioka


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7. A New Genetic Mechanism for Autism

By Julie Gauthier and Guy A. Rouleau


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8. Common Genetic Etiologies and Biological Pathways Shared Between Autism Spectrum Disorders and Intellectual Disabilities

By Liana Kaufman, Abdul Noor, Muhammad Ayub and John B. Vincent


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9. Microgenetic Approach to Therapy of Girls with ASD

By Katarzyna Markiewicz and Bożydar L.J. Kaczmarek


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10. Genetic Counseling in Autistic Phenotypes

By Agnes Cristina Fett-Conte


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