Diagnosis and Treatment of Autism

  • Christopher Gillberg

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Christopher Gillberg
    Pages 1-4
  3. Lorna Wing
    Pages 5-22
  4. Christopher Gillberg
    Pages 23-32
  5. Uta Frith
    Pages 33-52
  6. Lynn Waterhouse, Deborah Fein
    Pages 53-61
  7. Suzanne Steffenburg, Christopher Gillberg
    Pages 63-82
  8. Luke Y. Tsai
    Pages 83-104
  9. Randi J. Hagerman
    Pages 105-131
  10. Audrius V. Plioplys
    Pages 133-138
  11. Christopher Gillberg
    Pages 139-149
  12. Margaret D. Lansing
    Pages 151-166
  13. Patricia Howlin
    Pages 185-202
  14. Magda Campbell
    Pages 203-217
  15. Mary Coleman
    Pages 219-235
  16. Ivar Lovaas, Katherine Calouri, Jacqueline Jada
    Pages 285-305
  17. Patricia Howlin, Pamela Yates
    Pages 307-322
  18. Lena Andersson
    Pages 323-328
  19. Christopher Gillberg, Helen Schaumann
    Pages 375-382
  20. Magda Campbell, Richard Perry, Richard P. Malone
    Pages 383-403
  21. Borgny Rusten
    Pages 405-411
  22. Henrik Pelling
    Pages 413-418
  23. Lorna Wing
    Pages 419-432
  24. Lena Andersson, Michael Bohman, Magda Campbell, Mary Coleman, Uta Frith, Christopher Gillberg et al.
    Pages 441-442
  25. Back Matter
    Pages 443-450

About this book


In 1987, The Swedish Medical Research Council's Group for Evaluation of Medical Technology approached me on the subject of organizing a conference on Autism - Diagnosis and Treatment. The original idea for this conference had come from a Stockholm politician, Leni Bjorklund, who had felt that, at least in Sweden, autism appeared to be an area in which conflicting views on etiology and treatment had led to children and parents not always receiving adequate help. Professors Agne Larsson, MD, Tore Schersten, MD and Bjorn Smedby, MD in particular showed a keen interest and it was decided to hold a State-of-the-Art-Conference on autism in Gothenburg. The State-of-the-Art-Conference on Autism -Diagnosis and Treatment was held in Gothenburg May 8 -10, 1989. A panel of international experts was selected because of outstanding research or clinical activity in the field and in order to represent a wide variety of professional and theoretical approaches ranging from epidemiology, neurobiology and cognitive psychology to psychiatry, neurology, education, behavioural treatment and psychoanalysis. A group of professional observers involved in the field of autism was chosen so as to cover Sweden in a representative fashion. This group consisted of administrators, child psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, pediatricians, nurses and teachers.


Evaluation Psychotherapeut autism diagnosis epidemiology etiology neurobiology neurology psychiatry psychoanalysis psychology

Editors and affiliations

  • Christopher Gillberg
    • 1
  1. 1.University of GöteborgGöteborgSweden

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