Catatonia in Autism Spectrum Disorders - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123668738, 9780080463384

Catatonia in Autism Spectrum Disorders, Volume 72

1st Edition

Authors: Dirk Dhossche
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123668738
eBook ISBN: 9780080463384
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 7th March 2006
Page Count: 336
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Table of Contents

Section I. Classification Classification matters for Catatonia and Autism in children. A systematic study of catatonia-like clinical pictures in autism spectrum disorders. Catatonia in individuals with autism spectrum disorders in adolescence and early adulthood: A long-term prospective study. Are autistic and catatonic regression related? A few working hypotheses involving GABA, Purkinje cell survival, neurogenesis, and ECT. Section II. Assessment Psychomotor development and psychopathology in childhood. The importance of catatonia and stereotypies in autistic spectrum disorders. Prader Willi Syndrome: Atypical psychoses and motor dysfunctions. Towards a valid nosography and psychopathology of catatonia in children and adolescents. Is there a common neuronal basis for autism and catatonia? Shared susceptibility region on chromosome 15 between autism and catatonia. Section III. Treatment Current tends in behavioral interventions for children with autism spectrum disorders in the United States. Case-reports with a child psychiatric exploration of catatonia, autism, and delirium. ECT and the Youth - Catatonia in context. Catatonia in autistic spectrum disorders: A medical treatment algorithm. Non-medical approaches to chronic catatonia-like deterioration in autism spectrum disorders. Section IV. Blueprints Blueprints for the assessment, treatment, and future study of catatonia in autism spectrum disorders.


Description

Section I. Classification Classification matters for Catatonia and Autism in children. A systematic study of catatonia-like clinical pictures in autism spectrum disorders. Catatonia in individuals with autism spectrum disorders in adolescence and early adulthood: A long-term prospective study. Are autistic and catatonic regression related? A few working hypotheses involving GABA, Purkinje cell survival, neurogenesis, and ECT. Section II. Assessment Psychomotor development and psychopathology in childhood. The importance of catatonia and stereotypies in autistic spectrum disorders. Prader Willi Syndrome: Atypical psychoses and motor dysfunctions. Towards a valid nosography and psychopathology of catatonia in children and adolescents. Is there a common neuronal basis for autism and catatonia? Shared susceptibility region on chromosome 15 between autism and catatonia. Section III. Treatment Current tends in behavioral interventions for children with autism spectrum disorders in the United States. Case-reports with a child psychiatric exploration of catatonia, autism, and delirium. ECT and the Youth - Catatonia in context. Catatonia in autistic spectrum disorders: A medical treatment algorithm. Non-medical approaches to chronic catatonia-like deterioration in autism spectrum disorders. Section IV. Blueprints Blueprints for the assessment, treatment, and future study of catatonia in autism spectrum disorders.

Key Features

  • Provides a historical perspective of the concepts of catatonia and autism, as described by old European masters like Bleuler and Kalhbaum
  • Presents clinical-epidemiological studies that apply systematic criteria of catatonia in populations with Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Includes a review of the importance of psychomotor function for normal and abnormal development

Readership

Neurologists, neurosurgeons, and other neuroscientists who are dedicated to research into autism and catatonia.


Details

No. of pages:
336
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 2006
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780080463384
Hardcover ISBN:
9780123668738

About the Authors

Dirk Dhossche Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Psychiatry & Human Behavior, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, USA