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Textbook of Autism Spectrum Disorders

’˜ŽÒ : E.Hollander, A.Kolevzon & J.T.Coyle
o”ÅŽÐ : AM PSYCHIATRIC ASS'N PUBLISH.
ISBN : 978-1-58562-341-9
ƒy[ƒW” : 603pp.
o”Å”N : 2011”N

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Table of Contents
Part 1: The Clinical Syndrome
Part 1A: History
A selective scientific history of autism
Part 1B: Assessment Clinical evaluation of children with autism spectrum disorders / The autistic mind: the empathizing-systemizing theory / Evaluation and testing / Neurological assessment
Part 1C: The Disorders Asperger's syndrome / Pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified / Child disintegrative disorder / Rett syndrome / Incidence and prevalence of pervasive developmental disorders
Part 1D: Target Symptoms Social impairment / Development of language and communication / Disruptive behaviors / Restricted repetitive behaviors / Self-injury, aggression, and related problems / Associated symptoms / Sleep disorders / Comorbid disorders
Part 2: The Causes
Part 2A: Etiology
Autism spectrum diagnoses in neurogenetic syndromes: phenocopies of autism? / Parental and perinatal risk factors for autism / Environment and autism / Oxytocin, social cognition, and autism / Genomic architecture of autism spectrum disorders / Family studies of autism
Part 2B: Pathophysiology The serotonin system in autism / The GABA system in autism / The glutamate system in autism / Role of reelin in autism / Neurotrophins and autism / Neuroligin and neurexins in autism
Part 2C: Neuroanatomy Neuroanatomy of the brain in autism spectrum disorders / The amygdala in autism spectrum disorders / The cerebellum in autism spectrum disorders
Part 2D: Imaging Structural neuroimaging / Positron emission tomography / Functional magnetic resonance imaging
Part 2E: Immunology The immune system and the neurobiology of autism spectrum disorders
Part 3: The Treatments
Part 3A: Pharmacological Treatments
Serotonin reuptake inhibitors and other serotonergic medications / Anticonvulsants and mood stabilizers / Antipsychotics / Treating hyperactivity in children with pervasive developmental disorders
Part 3B: Alternative Treatments Complementary and alternative therapies for autism / An experimental treatment for autism
Part 3C: Behavioral, Educational, and Psychosocial Treatments Applied behavior analysis / Educational approaches / Peer relationships: challenges and interventions
Part 4: Future Directions
Future Directions
Index