Outcomes in Neurodevelopmental and Genetic Disorders

Outcomes in Neurodevelopmental and Genetic Disorders

This book describes the causes, course, and treatment of a variety of developmental and genetic disorders, including attention-deficit disorder, Fragile X syndrome, and the autistic spectrum disorders. The volume places a particular focus on the course of disorders over time and outcome in adulthood. As well as providing succinct and up-to-date summaries of the most recent research, the authors give clinicians practical guidelines for intervention and management with children and young adults.


"For the general child and adolescent psychiatrist, this book provides a handy summation of information on these conditions. The book should also be valuable for adult neuropsychiatrists because most textbooks of adult psychiatry focus on acquired rather than congenital organic brain disorders." Stewart Eingeld, M.D., Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

"[T]he chapters provide well written, researched, up to date summaries of their chosen topics." Marian Perkins, Psychological Medicine

"This useful book is relevant to health professionals and anyone involved in caring for individuals with neurodevelopment disorders. It presents an up-to-date review of the literature which is packaged in an accessible style and organized so as to tackle the kind of questions clinicians are often asked by relatives and carers." Dr Jane Scourfield, University of Wales College of Medicine, Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica

"...all chapters are clear and easy to understand...an excellent book to have on the shelf for anyone interested in the field of child and adolescent psychiatry and may be of particular interest to those who treat chronically mentally ill adults with these illnesses. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry

"The book is essential reading for any clinician involved with children or adults with developmental neuropsychiatric disorders. I highly recommend it." Doody's Review Service

"I enjoyed this book. The twelve chapters are written by researchers in the various disorders and all convey the scholarly enthusiasm of their authors." Infant and Child Development

"All of the information is research based and well referenced, resulting in a book that is both very readable and highly recommended." The Canadian Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Review, Robin Friedlander MD