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. Edited by Steven O. Moldin, Ph.D., and John L.R. Rubenstein, M.D., Ph.D., 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 disorder. With chapters authored by clinical and basic researchers at the forefront of molecular and systems neuroscience, clinical neuroscience, and health economics, Understanding Autism presents a powerful and comprehensive synthesis of current research on autism and its underlying neural substrates.
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"Moldin and Rubenstein, themselves experts in genetics and developmental neurobiology, have brought together, for the first time, the very best and most creative thinkers in the field. This book, long overdue, is the essential survey and summary of the tremendous advances the last ten years have brought in autism neuroscience." - Jonathan Shestack, co-founder of Cure Autism Now.