Understanding the Nature of Autism and Asperger's Disorder

Edward R. Ritvo

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Foreword by Tony Attwood 9(2)
Acknowledgements 11(2)
Introduction 13(4)
Why I'm writing this book
13(2)
What this book is not
15(1)
An apology to my readers who have autism or Asperger's disorder
15(2)
1. Understanding How to Understand a Disease 17(8)
The medical model of disease
17(2)
What did the Romans think?
19(1)
The Dark Ages of child psychiatry ¿ before 1940
20(1)
Professor Leo Kanner (1894-1981)
20(3)
Professor Hans Asperger (1906-1980)
23(2)
2. The Clinical Symptoms: From Severe Autism to Asperger's Disorder 25(28)
Some general points
25(3)
Symptoms due to developmental delays
28(22)
Autism and intelligence
50(3)
3. The Life Course of Autism and Asperger's Disorder 53(14)
The life course of severe autism
54(3)
The life course of mild/high-functioning autism
57(4)
The life course of Asperger's disorder
61(6)
4. Searching the Brain for Clues 67(20)
A model to guide the search for abnormal brain development
68(2)
Studying brain wave activity
70(4)
Spinning chairs, movie cameras, and microscopes
74(4)
Neurotransmitters and 'Nervous Mice'
78(8)
Some concluding comments
86(1)
5. Searching for Causes 87(14)
Searching medical histories for possible causes
87(1)
Our 'Rolls Royce' study in Utah
88(7)
Questions of genetics
95(6)
6. Supportive Treatments: Which Ones, When, and for Whom 101(20)
Some general points
101(3)
Specific supportive programs and support systems
104(14)
Unproven theories about the causes of autism, and treatments to avoid
118(3)
7. My Casebook 121(28)
Children and adults with autism or Asperger's disorder
122(16)
Autistic parents of autistic children
138(11)
8. The Importance of Obtaining a Diagnosis 149(8)
On diagnosis
149(8)
9. The 'Official Diagnostic Criteria' 157(6)
Diagnostic criteria for autistic disorder
158(2)
Diagnostic criteria for Asperger's disorder
160(3)
Epilogue 163(4)
Suggestions for Gathering Further Information 167(2)
Index 169
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Edward R. Ritvo  
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Gezondheid & Psychologie  
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JESSICA KINGSLEY PUBL INC  
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Paperback  
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01/01/2005
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Nederlands  
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282
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233, 157, 13
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174 p.
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