Michael Fitzgerald

Independant Researcher

Professor Michael Fitzgerald was the first Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in Ireland, specialising in autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). He has diagnosed more than 5000 persons with ASDs. He has written many peer-reviewed publications and authored, co-authored and co-edited thirty-four books, some of which have been translated into Japanese, Dutch, and Polish. Professor Simon Baron-Cohen described one of Professor Fitzgerald’s books on autism as, ̔The best book on autism̕, and described him as an ̔exceptional scholar̕. He has lectured extensively throughout the world, including at The Royal Society/British Academy and the British Library in London. He was the overall winner of the ̔Excellence in Psychiatry̕ Award in 2017 and was nominated as one of the top four psychiatrists by Hospital Professional News Ireland. Professor Fitzgerald recently retired to spend more time in Brussels and continues to write on autism.

4books edited

3chapters authored

Latest work with IntechOpen by Michael Fitzgerald

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex condition that has extreme heterogeneity, which makes it extremely challenging from a diagnostic and etiological point of view. To add to the complexity, ASD typically has co-morbidity and overlap with other conditions outlined in this book, including epilepsy, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and others. This book also examines monocyte cytokine profiles and catecholamines in ASD, genetic studies of autism, treatments, and controversial issues.

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