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Autism Spectrum Disorder

Author: Jassin M. Jouria, MD
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Duration: 6.5 hours

Course Summary

Autism spectrum disorder is a complex brain condition characterized by difficulties in social interaction and communication, as well as a tendency toward repetitive behaviors. In its mildest form, autism spectrum disorder can present minor communication challenges in children who are at or above normal intelligence. In its most severe form, comprehensive cognitive deficits and a total lack of communication create permanent dependence. Currently, there is no cure for autism and the focus is on research to develop effective management and prevention strategies.

Course Format

Homestudy

Course Syllabus

  • Introduction
  • Disorders Included In The Autism Spectrum
  • DSM-5
  • Early Etiology Of Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • DSM-5 Diagnostic Criteria
  • Characteristic Traits Of ASD
  • Genetics And Associated Features Of ASD
  • Developmental Course Of ASD
  • Effects Of Early Intervention
  • Risk Factors Of ASD
  • Diagnosis Of ASD
  • ASD And Comorbidities
  • Management And Prognosis
  • Pharmacology In The Treatment Of ASD
  • Behavioral Interventions
  • ASD And The Vaccine Controversy
  • Summary

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