Of Rain Men and Snowcakes: The Presentation, Pathology, Aetiology and Management of Autistic Spectrum Disorder (Disease/Disorder Overview)

Of Rain Men and Snowcakes: The Presentation, Pathology, Aetiology and Management of Autistic Spectrum Disorder (Disease/Disorder Overview)

Over the past 20 years, research into the causes of autism has expanded due to technological advances in basic and medical science. The portrayal of autistic individuals by the entertainment media in films such as ‘Rain Man’ and, most recently ‘Snowcake’, as well as the publicity surrounding the suggested role of vaccines in the causation of the disorder, has heightened public awareness of this condition. Because parents are most likely to approach a paediatrician when concerned about their child’s development, it is imperative that paediatricians be able to recognise warning signs of autism and explain the pathology and causation of this condition, and be familiar with local management and intervention options available. Epidemiology

Of Rain Men and Snowcakes: The Presentation, Pathology, Aetiology and Management of Autistic Spectrum Disorder (Disease/Disorder Overview)

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