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Defining Autism

Defining Autism

Emily L. Casanova | Manuel Casanova


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Offering a summary of the current state of knowledge in autism research, Defining Autism looks at the different genetic, neurological and environmental causes of, and contributory factors to autism. It takes a wide-ranging view of developmental and genetic factors, and considers autism's relationship with other conditions such as epilepsy.

Shedding light on the vast number of autism-related syndromes which are all too often denied adequate attention, it shows how, whilst autism refers to a single syndrome, it can be understood as many different conditions, with the common factors being biological, rather than behavioral.

Table of Contents

Section Title Page Action Price
Defining Autism: A Guide to Brain, Biology, and Behaviour by Emily L. Casanova and Manuel F. Casanova 3
1. Kanner’s Conundrum and Bernie’s Biology 9
2. The Brain in Autism 27
3. The Genetics of Autism 43
4. The Roles Environment Plays in Autism Susceptibility 65
5. Regression in Autism 101
6. Autism and Epilepsy 121
7. The Neurodevelopmental Spectrum 137
8. The Broader Autism Phenotype 157
9. Autism, Intellectual Disability, and Genius 173
10. Toward a definition \nof Autism 193
References 211
Subject Index 249
Author Index 256
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