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Author Chez, Michael G.

Title Autism and its medical management : a guide for parents and professionals / Michael G. Chez.

Imprint London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2008.


Description 222 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 181-201) and index.
Contents What is normal development? Does my child have autism? -- Understanding the diagnosis of autism -- Defining the clinical aspects of autism spectrum disorders -- What type of autistic spectrum disorder does my child have? -- Current recommendations for medical evaluation -- The role of medical laboratory diagnostic testing -- Neuroanatomy and neuroimaging -- Electroencephalography : the relationship of epilepsy or epileptic activity -- Genetics -- Why are autism spectrum disorders increasing? -- Vaccinations, mercury, and autism -- Immunology and autoimmunity : is there a causative relationship with autistic spectrum disorders? -- Theories on a prenatal cause -- Common alternative medicine theories -- Overview of treatment -- Choosing a physician -- Non-medically sanctioned alternative approaches -- Overview of medicines : no cure, but symptomatic treatments can help -- Medicines prescribed for behavioral problems -- Treating EEG abnormalities and epilepsy -- Immunological medical therapy -- Gastrointestinal issues -- Medications for core symptoms of language and behavior -- A rational approach to medical treatment : case studies.
Subject Autism in children.
Autism in children -- Treatment.
Autistic Disorder -- diagnosis.
Autistic Disorder -- drug therapy.
Autistic Disorder -- therapy.
ISBN 9781843108344 (pb : alk. paper) : $29.95
1843108348 (pb : alk. paper)

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