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Description - Comorbidities in Developmental Disorders by Martin Bax

Clinics in Developmental Medicine No. 187 In the last decade the term comorbidity has gained popularity in the field of paediatric neurodisability, with the increasing recognition that many conditions are rarely present in isolation. Within this field, the term is often used to refer to the co-occurrence of conditions more frequently than would be expected by chance, which can include instances where one condition causes the other, where they share a common cause (for example, genetic), or where they are in fact manifestations of a single condition. Whether it is valid to use the term comorbidity in all these situations, and how precisely it should be used, is something that the contributors to this book grapple with in their own fields of interest. The contributors, all world experts in their fields, also discuss what we can learn from the presence of comorbidities, however defined, about the aetiology and treatment of neurodevelopmental disabilities. In particular, they demonstrate how our increasing understanding of the mechanisms underlying the common association of many comorbidities is helping us to understand the natural history of these conditions and improve our management of them. Readership Paediatricians, paediatric neurologists, child psychiatrists, neurodevelopmentalists, and physical, occupational and speech therapists working with children with developmental disabilities.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781907655005
ISBN-10: 190765500X
Format: Paperback
(239mm x 171mm x 14mm)
Pages: 176
Imprint: Mac Keith Press
Publisher: Mac Keith Press
Publish Date: 8-Oct-2010
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Martin Bax

Martin Bax was one of the pioneers of community paediatricsand brought a scholarly approach to the subject. He has inspiredmany paediatricians and has developed an active and productiveresearch group. Dr Bax was for many years senior editor of Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology and waschairperson of the European Academy of Childhood Disability andPresident of the Society for the Study of Behavioural Phenotypes(SSBP). Christopher Gillberg is Professor of Child and AdolescentPsychiatry at the University of Gothenburg, and Chief Physician atthe Child Neuropsychiatry Clinic at Queen Silvia Children sHospital, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg. He is alsoProfessor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at University CollegeLondon (Institute of Child Health), University of Glasgow and atthe University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. He is the founding editorof European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and is or hasbeen on the editorial boards of several journals. He has written orco-authored more than 450 peer-reviewed papers.

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