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Medical Aspects of Autism and Asperger Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals

by Mohammad Ghaziuddin Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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People with autism are at a higher risk of having additional medical conditions, so increased care should be taken to ensure any other needs are detected early and effectively managed. This book is the perfect aid for doing so, providing detailed information on the range of possible further conditions, including epilepsy, eating disorders or genetic conditions.


Written for both parents and practitioners, including students, it shows how these medical conditions can be identified, and explains the range of possible treatments that are available that may improve the quality of life of the affected person.


Market: Parents and caregivers of children with autism, medical professionals and students in paediatrics and psychiatry.


1. An overview of autism. 2. Assessment of a child with autism. 3. Medical conditions in autism. 4. Intellectual disability and autism. 5. Epilepsy in autism. 6. Neurocutaneous syndromes. 7. Genetic syndromes in autism. 8. Infections and autism. 9. Movement disorders and Catatonia. 10. Eating disorders and related conditions. 11. Inborn errors of metabolism. 12. Toxins, drugs and autism. 13. Sensory disorders in autism.

Mohammad Ghaziuddin, MD, is a child psychiatrist with a special interest in children and adults with autism and related disorders. Author of several scientific articles on various aspects of autism, Dr Ghaziuddin has lectured widely both in the US and abroad. He is an Associate Professor of Child Psychiatry at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, USA, and in addition is on the editorial boards of several leading scientific journals.