Autism: Neural Basis and Treatment Possibilities

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AUTISM:
NEURAL BASIS
AND TREATMENT
POSSIBILITIES

Novartis Foundation Symposium 251

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Table of contents

  • Title Page *
  • Contents v
  • Participants vii
  • Introduction - Autism—the Challenges Ahead 1
  • Reference 7
  • Epidemiology and Early Identification of Autism: Research Challenges and Opportunities 10
  • Reference 17
  • Discussion 19
  • Implications of the Broader Phenotype for Concepts of Autism 26
  • Reference 34
  • Discussion 36
  • References 47
  • Strategies for Autism Candidate Gene Analysis 48
  • References 61
  • Discussion 63
  • How Might Genetic Mechanisms Operate in Autism? 70
  • References 79
  • Discussion 80
  • X-Linked Genes and the Neural Basis of Social Cognition 84
  • References 95
  • Discussion 98
  • Reference 107
  • General Discussion I 109
  • The Neuropathology of the Autism Spectrum Disorders: What Have We Learned? 112
  • Reference 121
  • Discussion 122
  • References 128
  • Microbiology and Immunology of Autism Spectrum Disorders 129
  • Reference 138
  • Discussion 144
  • What Do Imaging Studies Tell Us About the Neural Basis of Autism? 149
  • References 163
  • Discussion 166
  • The Amygdala, Autism and Anxiety 177
  • References 185
  • Discussion 187
  • Cognition in Autism: One Deficit or Many? 198
  • References 205
  • Discussion 207
  • Autism and Specific Language Impairment: Categorical Distinction or Continuum? 213
  • References 224
  • Discussion 226
  • References 233
  • Why Have Drug Treatments Been So Disappointing? 235
  • References 242
  • Discussion 245
  • Can Early Interventions Alter the Course of Autism? 250
  • References 257
  • Discussion 260
  • Early Intervention and Brain Plasticity in Autism 266
  • References 273
  • Discussion 274
  • Final Discussion 281
  • Summing-Up 289
  • Index of Contributors 298
  • Subject Index 300
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