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The Neurology of Autism$
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Mary Coleman

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780195182224

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182224.001.0001


(p.3) Chapter 1 Introduction
The Neurology of Autism

Mary Coleman

Catalina Betancur

Oxford University Press

This introductory chapter begins with a brief discussion of the history of autism. It then discusses the timing of autism, the nosology of autism, chromosomal disorders associated with autism, and genes being studied in autism studies. It is argued that autistic symptoms reflect a great variety of underlying disease entities, each perhaps with a somewhat different neuropathological mechanism.

Keywords:   autism, Asperger syndrome, autistic symptoms, nosology, chromosomal disorders, genes

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