The Biology of the Autistic Syndromes

The Biology of the Autistic Syndromes

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This completely reworked and updated third edition addresses all the difficulties the autistic syndrome presents for the clinician.GENERALIZED TONIC-CLONIC SEIZURES (GRAND MAL) In seizure parlance, the word aquot;tonicaquot; refers to a stiffening of the body with rigid extension of the trunk and extremities. ... A complete work-up is particularly important before starting anticonvulsants in patients with autism and epilepsy, ... Also, 24-hour urinary calcium needs to be studied before giving valproic acid, a drug that itself predisposes toanbsp;...

Title:The Biology of the Autistic Syndromes
Author:Christopher Gillberg, Mary Coleman
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2000-01-18


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