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Author Aitken, Kenneth J

Title An A-Z of genetic factors in autism : a handbook for parents and carers / Kenneth J. Aitken
Published London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2010


Description 1 online resource (495 pages) : illustrations
Contents Acknowledgements. Prelude. Introduction. SECTION A. Focus on the Autistic Spectrumn Disorders. Why might you need a book like this? Does one size fit all as far as help/treatment goes? ASD and 'Inborn Errors of Metabolism'. Biochemical individuality -- are we all the same or do we differ? Is ASD getting more common? A brief history of ASD research. Early presenting features of ASDs. Physical checklist of features that can be seen on physical examination and which may have clinical relevance. Genetic clinical conditions linked with autism. SECTION B. Clinical Disorders seen in the Autistic Spectrumn Disorders . 1. 15q11-q13 duplication. 2. Chromosome 2q37 deletion. 3. XXY syndrome. 4. XYY syndrome. 5. 10p terminal deletion. 6. 45, X/46, XY mosaicism. 7. 22q13 deletion syndrome. 8. Aarskog syndrome. 9. Adenylosuccinate lyase (ADSL) deficiency. 10. Adrenomyeloneuropathy. 11. Angelman Syndrome. 12. Apert Syndrome. 13. ARX Gene Mutations. 14
Summary The book covers the main genetic disorders associated with autism, including those linked to growth differences, neurodevelopmental problems, gastrointestinal disturbances epilepsy and many others. It alphabetically lists the conditions next to information about how common they are, causes, signs, symptoms, and methods of treatment and management
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Print version record
Subject Autism in children -- Popular works
Autism spectrum disorders -- Popular works
Mental illness -- Genetic aspects -- Popular works
Autism spectrum disorders.
Preschool children.
Child Development Disorders, Pervasive
Child, Preschool
children (people by age group)
Coping With Disability.
MEDICAL -- Pediatrics.
Preschool children.
Autism in children.
Autism spectrum disorders.
Mental illness -- Genetic aspects.
Genre/Form Popular works.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780857003881