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March 2002

The Biology of the Autistic Syndromes

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Arch Neurol. 2002;59(3):486. doi:

3rd ed, by Christopher Gillberg and Mary Coleman, 330 pp, $95, ISBN 1-898683-22-0, London, England, MacKeith Press, 2000.

This updated classic provides clear direction through the uncharted waters of the emerging field of autism. The title defines the heterogeneity of autism and the text follows a logical course, with chapters on the clinical diagnosis of different subtypes, associated disease entities, current science, epilepsy, and the neurology of autism. The areas of neuropsychology, genetics, and biochemistry are especially well covered and the references are exhaustive.

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