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Autism Spectrum Disorders

The Role of Genetics in Diagnosis and Treatment

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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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

1751

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4. The Genetics of Autism Spectrum Disorders

By John J.M. Connolly and Hakon Hakonarson

1355

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5. Genetic Heterogeneity of Autism Spectrum Disorders

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

2388

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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

1332

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7. A New Genetic Mechanism for Autism

By Julie Gauthier and Guy A. Rouleau

1200

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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

1787

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9. Microgenetic Approach to Therapy of Girls with ASD

By Katarzyna Markiewicz and Bożydar L.J. Kaczmarek

1210

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10. Genetic Counseling in Autistic Phenotypes

By Agnes Cristina Fett-Conte

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