The Neuroscience of Autism Spectrum Disorders

The Neuroscience of Autism Spectrum Disorders
Author: Joseph D. Buxbaum,Patrick R. Hof
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 012391924X
ISBN 13: 9780123919243
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Neuroscience of Autism Spectrum Disorders Book Review:

Autism is no longer considered a rare disease, and the Center for Disease Control now estimates that upwards of 730,000 children in the US struggle with this isolating brain disorder. New research is leading to greater understanding of and ability to treat the disorder at an earlier age. It is hoped that further genetic and imaging studies will lead to biologically based diagnostic techniques that could help speed detection and allow early, more effective intervention. Edited by two leaders in the field, this volume offers a current survey and synthesis of the most important findings of the neuroscience behind autism of the past 20 years. With chapters authored by experts in each topic, the volume explores etiology, neuropathology, imaging, and pathways/models. Offering a broad background of ASDs with a unique focus on neurobiology, the volume offers more than the others on the market with a strictly clinical focus or a single authored perspective that fails to offer expert, comprehensive coverage. Researchers and graduate students alike with an interest in developmental disorders and autism will benefit, as will autism specialists across psychology and medicine looking to expand their expertise. Uniquely explores ASDs from a neurobiological angle, looking to uncover the molecular/cellular basis rather than to merely catalog the commonly used behavioral interventions Comprehensive coverage synthesizes widely dispersed research, serving as one-stop shopping for neurodevelopmental disorder researchers and autism specialists Edited work with chapters authored by leaders in the field around the globe - the broadest, most expert coverage available

The Neuroscience of Autism Spectrum Disorders

The Neuroscience of Autism Spectrum Disorders
Author: Joseph D. Buxbaum,Patrick R. Hof
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2012-12-31
ISBN 10: 0123919304
ISBN 13: 9780123919304
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Neuroscience of Autism Spectrum Disorders Book Review:

Autism is no longer considered a rare disease, and the Center for Disease Control now estimates that upwards of 730,000 children in the US struggle with this isolating brain disorder. New research is leading to greater understanding of and ability to treat the disorder at an earlier age. It is hoped that further genetic and imaging studies will lead to biologically based diagnostic techniques that could help speed detection and allow early, more effective intervention. Edited by two leaders in the field, this volume offers a current survey and synthesis of the most important findings of the neuroscience behind autism of the past 20 years. With chapters authored by experts in each topic, the volume explores etiology, neuropathology, imaging, and pathways/models. Offering a broad background of ASDs with a unique focus on neurobiology, the volume offers more than the others on the market with a strictly clinical focus or a single authored perspective that fails to offer expert, comprehensive coverage. Researchers and graduate students alike with an interest in developmental disorders and autism will benefit, as will autism specialists across psychology and medicine looking to expand their expertise. Uniquely explores ASDs from a neurobiological angle, looking to uncover the molecular/cellular basis rather than to merely catalog the commonly used behavioral interventions Comprehensive coverage synthesizes widely dispersed research, serving as one-stop shopping for neurodevelopmental disorder researchers and autism specialists Edited work with chapters authored by leaders in the field around the globe – the broadest, most expert coverage available

Understanding Autism

Understanding Autism
Author: Steven O. Moldin,John L R Rubenstein
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 552
Release: 2006-04-25
ISBN 10: 1420004204
ISBN 13: 9781420004205
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Autism Book Review:

Taking an all-inclusive look at the subject, Understanding Autism: From Basic Neuroscience to Treatment reviews state-of-the-art research on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of autism. The book addresses potential mechanisms that may underlie the development of autism and the neural systems that are likely to be affected by these molecular, genetic, and infectious etiologies. It reviews key findings that inform diagnosis, epidemiology, clinical neuroscience, and treatment. The book concludes with a discussion of the economic cost of autism and provides a biomedical and public health perspective of the impact of this devastating disease. With chapters authored by clinical and basic researchers at the forefront of molecular and systems neuroscience, clinical neuroscience, and health economics, the book presents a powerful and comprehensive synthesis of current research on autism and its underlying neural substrates. The book's two editors are considered elite pioneers in this area of research. Dr. Rubenstein was recently elected to the highly prestigious Institute of the Medicine, an honor reserved for those most committed to professional achievement and public service.

The Neurobiology of Autism

The Neurobiology of Autism
Author: Margaret L. Bauman,Thomas L. Kemper
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 404
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9780801880469
ISBN 13: 0801880467
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Neurobiology of Autism Book Review:

In the decade since the first edition of The Neurobiology of Autism was published, research has revealed valuable new information about the nature and origins of autism, including genetics and abnormalities in such neurotransmitters as acetylcholine and serotonin. For this long-anticipated new edition, neurologists Margaret L. Bauman and Thomas L. Kemper bring together leading researchers and clinicians to present the most current scientific knowledge and theories about autism. The contributors cover genetics, imaging studies, physiology, neuroanatomy and neurochemistry, immunology, brain function, the epidemiology of the disease, and related disorders. Thoroughly updated, The Neurobiology of Autism remains the best single-volume work on the wide array of research being conducted into the causes, characteristics, and treatment of autism. Contributors: George M. Anderson, Yale Child Study Center; Tara L. Arndt, University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC); Trang Au, University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMC); Jocelyne Bachevalier, University of Texas Health Science Center; Irina N. Bespalova, Seaver Autism Research Center, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine (SARC); Gene J. Blatt, Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM); Susan E. Bryson, IWK Health Centre–Dalhousie University; Timothy M. Buie, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH); Joseph D. Buxbaum, SARC; Kathryn M. Carbone, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (JHUSM); Diane C. Chugani, Wayne State University; Daniel F. Connor, UMMC; Edwin H. Cook, Jr., University of Chicago; S. Hossein Fatemi, University of Minnesota Medical School; Susan E. Folstein, Tufts University School of Medicine; Eric Fombonne, McGill University; Randi Jenssen Hagerman, UC Davis Medical Center; Elizabeth Petri Henske, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia; Jeannette J. A. Holden, Queen's University; Ronald J. Killiany, BUSM; Omanand Koul, UMMC; Mandy Lee, Newcastle General Hospital, U.K.; Xudong Liu, Queen's University; Tara L. Moore, BUSM; Mark B. Moss, BUSM; Karin B. Nelson, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke; Phillip G. Nelson, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development; Elaine Perry, Newcastle General Hospital; Jonathan Pevsner, JHUSM; Mikhail V. Pletnikov, JHUSM; Stephen W. Porges, University of Illinois at Chicago; Lucio Rehbein, Universidad de la Frontera, Chile; Jennifer Reichert, SARC; Patricia M. Rodier, URMC; Beth Rosen-Sheidley, MGH; Susan L. Smalley, UCLA Neuropsychiatric Research Institute; Ronald J. Steingard, UMMC; Helen Tager-Flusberg, BUSM; Gary L. Wenk, University of Arizona; Andrew W. Zimmerman, JHUSM

Autism

Autism
Author: Elizabeth B. Torres,Caroline Whyatt
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 386
Release: 2017-09-25
ISBN 10: 1315355248
ISBN 13: 9781315355245
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Autism Book Review:

This is the first book to present the movement approach to autism in a comprehensive way, integrating scientific methods and results with the experience of affected people, ways to improve their experiences, and the societal integration of autism.

Brain Connectivity in Autism

Brain Connectivity in Autism
Author: Rajesh K. Kana,Lucina Q. Uddin,Tal Kenet,Diane Chugani,Ralph-Axel Müller
Publsiher: Frontiers E-books
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2014-09-23
ISBN 10: 2889192822
ISBN 13: 9782889192823
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Biometals in Autism Spectrum Disorders

Biometals in Autism Spectrum Disorders
Author: Andreas Grabrucker
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2020-07-08
ISBN 10: 0128211334
ISBN 13: 9780128211335
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biometals in Autism Spectrum Disorders Book Review:

Biometals in Autism Spectrum Disorders will be the first to focus on trace metals and autism. Compared to other references examining ASDs or metallomics, a focused presentation of the findings of abnormal metal homeostasis in ASD has not yet come to be. This book provides for readers an overview of current findings on trace metal biology with respect to its role in ASD etiology and discusses how abnormal trace metal biology may be a common factor of several genetic and non-genetic causes of ASDs considered unrelated in the past. This will open new vistas for the development of new therapies based on targeted manipulation of trace metal homeostasis and generate awareness that trace metal levels during pregnancy must be tightly monitored. Reviews the role of trace metals in brain development Summarizes research linking trace metals and autism Explores heterogenous phenotypes as a factor of genetic and non-genetic factors Includes animal and human stem research Contains many diagrams, tables, and flow charts Proposes future therapies based on biometal homeostasis

Asperger Syndrome or High Functioning Autism

Asperger Syndrome or High Functioning Autism
Author: Eric Schopler,Gary B. Mesibov,Linda J. Kunce
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 409
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 1461553695
ISBN 13: 9781461553694
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Asperger Syndrome or High Functioning Autism Book Review:

The precise relationship between high-functioning autism and Asperger Syndrome is still a subject of debate. This volume provides a general overview of the disorder and present diverse opinions on diagnosis and assessment, neuropsychological issues, treatment, and related conditions. A special section features personal essays by individuals diagnosed with autism or Asperger Syndrome. The result is a comprehensive and useful survey of the current state of the field that will be of great interest to clinicians, teachers, researchers, and parents.

Autism and the Brain

Autism and the Brain
Author: Tatyana B Glezerman
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2012-08-27
ISBN 10: 1461441129
ISBN 13: 9781461441120
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Autism and the Brain Book Review:

For years, the typical presentation of autism—the developmental delays, the social and linguistic deficits—has been well known. Despite great variation among children with this condition, certain symptoms are considered hallmarks of the disorder. Less understood is why these symptoms come together to construct autism. And as autism rates continue to rise, this information is ever more vital to accurate diagnosis and treatment. Autism and the Brain offers answers by showing a new neuropsychology of the autistic spectrum, reviewing general brain organization, and relating specific regions and structures to specific clinical symptoms. The author identifies deficiencies in areas of the left-hemisphere associated with the self and identity as central to autism. From this primary damage, the brain further reorganizes to compensate, explaining the diverse behaviors among low- and high-functioning individuals as well as autistic savants. The result is a unique three-dimensional view of brain structure, function, and pathology, with in-depth focus on how the autistic brain: Perceives the world. Understands and uses words. Perceives faces. Understands spatial relations and numbers. Understands feelings and registers emotions. Perceives the self as separate from others. Acts in the world. Challenging readers to re-think their assumptions, Autism and the Brain is breakthrough reading for researchers, clinicians, and graduate students in fields as varied as child and adolescent psychiatry; clinical child, school, and developmental psychology; neuroscience/neurobiology; special education and educational psychology; social work; communication disorders; and public health and policy.

Advanced Neuroimaging Methods for Studying Autism Disorder

Advanced Neuroimaging Methods for Studying Autism Disorder
Author: Alessandro Grecucci,Roma Siugzdaite,Remo Job
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2017-11-16
ISBN 10: 2889453162
ISBN 13: 9782889453160
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advanced Neuroimaging Methods for Studying Autism Disorder Book Review:

In the last twenty years, many attempts have been made to provide neurobiological models of autism. Functional, structural and connectivity analyses have highlighted reduced responses in key social areas, such as amygdala, medial prefrontal cortex, cingulate cortex, and superior temporal sulcus. However, these studies present discrepant results and some of them have been questioned for methodological limitations. The aim of this research topic is to present advanced neuroimaging methods able to capture the complexity of the neural deficits displayed in autism. This special issue presents new studies using structural and functional MRI, as well as magnetoencephalography, and novel protocols to analyze data (Analysis of Cluster Variability, Noise Reduction Strategies, Source-based Morphometry, Functional Connectivity Density, Restriction Spectrum Imaging and the others). We believe it is time to integrate data provided by different techniques and methodologies in order to have a better understanding of autism.

Development and Brain Systems in Autism

Development and Brain Systems in Autism
Author: Marcel A. Just,Kevin A. Pelphrey
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2013-03-11
ISBN 10: 1848728662
ISBN 13: 9781848728660
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Development and Brain Systems in Autism Book Review:

This volume covers several perspectives on autism which bring together the most recent scientific views of the nature of this disorder. A number of themes organize major developments and emerging areas in autism: Cognitive and neural systems development: how autism arises in the behavior and thought of very young children. Discovering brain mechanisms underlying social and cognitive deficits in autism: how we can explain "social awkwardness" and poor language comprehension in terms of malfunctions of brain mechanisms, revealed by fMRI studies of people with autism. Integrating information about genes, brain, and biological mechanisms with behavioral evidence. Linking the science of autism with lives lived: how the new information about autism impacts people with autism and real-world considerations.

Neuronal and Synaptic Dysfunction in Autism Spectrum Disorder and Intellectual Disability

Neuronal and Synaptic Dysfunction in Autism Spectrum Disorder and Intellectual Disability
Author: Carlo Sala,Chiara Verpelli
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 394
Release: 2016-04-30
ISBN 10: 0128005335
ISBN 13: 9780128005330
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neuronal and Synaptic Dysfunction in Autism Spectrum Disorder and Intellectual Disability Book Review:

Neuronal and Synaptic Dysfunction in Autism Spectrum Disorder and Intellectual Disability provides the latest information on Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), the lifelong neurodevelopmental disorders that present in early childhood and affect how individuals communicate and relate to others and their surroundings. In addition, three quarters of ASD patients also manifest severe intellectual disability. Though certain genes have been implicated, ASDs remain largely a mystery, and research looking into causes and cellular deficits are crucial for better understanding of neurodevelopmental disorders. Despite the prevalence and insidious nature of this disorder, this book remains to be an extensive resource of information and background on the state of current research in the field. The book serves as a reference for this purpose, and discusses the crucial role synaptic activity plays in proper brain function. In addition, the volume discusses the neurodevelopmental synaptopathies and serves as a resource for scientists and clinicians in all biomedical science specialties. This research has been crucial for recent studies that have provided a rationale for the development of pharmacological agents able to counteract functional synaptic anomalies and potentially ameliorate some ASD symptoms. Introduces the genetic and non-genetic causes of autism and associated intellectual disabilities Describes the genes implicated in autistic spectrum disorders and their function Considers major individual genetic causes of autism, Rett syndrome, Fragile X syndrome, and other autism spectrum disorders, as well as their classification as synaptopathies Presents a thorough discussion of the clinical aspects of multiple neurodevelopmental disorders and the experimental models that exist to study their pathophysiology in vitro and in vivo, including animal models and patient-derived stem cell culture

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism Spectrum Disorder
Author: Michael Fitzgerald
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 378
Release: 2015-04-02
ISBN 10: 9535120379
ISBN 13: 9789535120377
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Autism Spectrum Disorder Book Review:

This book starts with a new sub category of Autism Criminal Autistic Psychopathy and school shootings. It focuses on a number of interventions, including speech and language pathology, speech and language assessment instruments, occupational therapy, improving functional language development in autism with natural gestures, communication boards etc as well as helping people with autism using the pictorial support, training of concepts of significant others, theory of mind, social concepts and a conceptual model for empowering families of children with autism cross culturally. It also examines the issue of hyperandrogenism and evidence-based treatments of autism. In terms of assessment, it focuses on psychological and biological assessment including neurotransmitters systems, structural and functional brain imaging, coping strategies of parents, examines the intertwining of language impairment, specific language impairment and ASD, as well as implicit and spontaneous Theory of Mind reading in ASD. In terms of aetiology, it focuses on genetic factors, epigenetics, synaptic vesicles, toxicity during neurodevelopment, immune system and sex differences. It also examines the link between social cognitive anatomical and neurophysiologic biomarkers and candidate genes. This book will be relevant to all mental health professionals because autism occurs in all the different areas of psychiatry and professionals who will find it helpful will be psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, nurses, teachers and all those working with persons with Autism including parents who nowadays are interested in knowing more and more, at a detailed level about their children or adults with autism.

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism Spectrum Disorder
Author: Susan P. Sherkow,Alexandra M. Harrison , M.D.
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2013-11-14
ISBN 10: 0765708639
ISBN 13: 9780765708632
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Autism Spectrum Disorder Book Review:

Autism Spectrum Disorder: Perspectives from Psychoanalysis and Neuroscience, offers a guide to understanding and treating the ASD toddler from the dual perspectives of psychoanalysis and neurofunction through describing in great detail intensive treatments of four children who began therapy as toddlers. The authors hypothesize that dyadic therapy and Reflective Network Therapy can impact a child by modifying the biochemistry of the brain, resulting in alteration of emotion and cognition. Their chapter on neurobiological mechanisms of change describes these hypotheses in depth.

Autism

Autism
Author: Uta Frith,Elisabeth L. Hill
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 0198529244
ISBN 13: 9780198529248
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Autism Book Review:

This is a comprehensive review of research on autism and describes the latest advances, discusses ways forward for future research and presents new techniques for understanding this complex disorder.

The Autistic Brain

The Autistic Brain
Author: Temple Grandin,Richard Panek
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2013-04-30
ISBN 10: 0547858183
ISBN 13: 9780547858180
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Autistic Brain Book Review:

Temple Grandin may be the most famous person with autism, a condition that affects 1 in 88 children. Since her birth in 1947, our understanding of it has undergone a great transformation, leading to more hope than ever before that we may finally learn the causes of and treatments for autism. Weaving her own experience with remarkable new discoveries, Grandin introduces the advances in neuroimaging and genetic research that link brain science to behavior, even sharing her own brain scan to show which anomalies might explain common symptoms. Most excitingly, she argues that raising and educating kids on the autism spectrum must focus on their long-overlooked strengths to foster their unique contributions. The Autistic Brain brings Grandin’s singular perspective into the heart of the autism revolution.

Tracing Autism

Tracing Autism
Author: Des Fitzgerald
Publsiher: University of Washington Press
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2017-07-10
ISBN 10: 0295741929
ISBN 13: 9780295741925
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tracing Autism Book Review:

In Tracing Autism, Des Fitzgerald offers an up-close account of the search for a neurological explanation of autism. As autism has gained cultural prominence with more diagnoses and more controversy, its biological causes remain elusive. Through in-depth interviews with neuroscientists, psychologists, and psychiatrists, Fitzgerald examines what it means to do scientific research in the ambiguous terrain of autism research, a field marked by shifting horizons of uncertainty and ambivalence. He draws out how autism scientists talk and feel their way through their research, demonstrating its profoundly affective character, and expanding our understanding of what is at stake in the new brain sciences.

Autism and Joint Attention

Autism and Joint Attention
Author: Peter C. Mundy
Publsiher: Guilford Publications
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2016-03-01
ISBN 10: 1462525091
ISBN 13: 9781462525096
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Autism and Joint Attention Book Review:

From a preeminent researcher, this book looks at the key role of joint attention in both typical and atypical development. Peter C. Mundy shows that no other symptom dimension is more strongly linked to early identification and treatment of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). He synthesizes a wealth of knowledge on how joint attention develops, its neurocognitive underpinnings, and how it helps to explain the learning, language, and social-cognitive features of ASD across the lifespan. Clinical implications are explored, including reviews of cutting-edge diagnostic methods and targeted treatment approaches.

Neuroimaging in Developmental Clinical Neuroscience

Neuroimaging in Developmental Clinical Neuroscience
Author: Judith M. Rumsey,Monique Ernst
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2009-02-19
ISBN 10: 9781139476751
ISBN 13: 1139476750
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neuroimaging in Developmental Clinical Neuroscience Book Review:

Modern neuroimaging offers tremendous opportunities for gaining insights into normative development and a wide array of developmental neuropsychiatric disorders. Focusing on ontogeny, this text covers basic processes involved in both healthy and atypical maturation, and also addresses the range of neuroimaging techniques most widely used for studying children. This book will enable you to understand normative structural and functional brain maturation and the mechanisms underlying basic developmental processes; become familiar with current knowledge and hypotheses concerning the neural bases of developmental neuropsychiatric disorders; and learn about neuroimaging techniques, including their unique strengths and limitations. Coverage includes normal developmental processes, atypical processing in developmental neuropsychiatric disorders, ethical issues, neuroimaging techniques and their integration with psychopharmacologic and molecular genetic research approaches, and future directions. This comprehensive volume is an essential resource for neurologists, neuropsychologists, psychiatrists, pediatricians, and radiologists concerned with normal development and developmental neuropsychiatric disorders.

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism Spectrum Disorder
Author: Martin J. Lubetsky MD,Benjamin L. Handen PhD,John J. McGonigle PhD
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2011-06-23
ISBN 10: 0199842515
ISBN 13: 9780199842513
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Autism Spectrum Disorder Book Review:

Autism Spectrum Disorder highlights current key topics for this complex and challenging developmental neurobiological disorder. In a very practical and concise manner, the reader will find a state-of-the-science review combining key factual knowledge with practical clinical considerations. Written in a user-friendly fashion, this text provides key fact boxes, summary questions, and references for further readings to enhance understanding. This invaluable book incorporates practical clinical knowledge within a didactic framework to provide a comprehensive overview of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) across the lifespan.