New Book Explores the Mystery of the Autism Epidemic, its Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment

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The upsurge in autism spectrum disorders is not uncaused. It is no longer plausibly deniable nor is it untreatable. The first step toward successful treatment, however, is an accurate diagnosis of the problem and the discovery of its underlying causes--its etiology.

The upsurge in autism spectrum disorders is not uncaused. It is no longer plausibly deniable nor is it untreatable. The first step toward successful treatment, however, is an accurate diagnosis of the problem and the discovery of its underlying causes--its etiology

Jones and Bartlett Publishers, LLC today announced the release of a new book: Autism: The Diagnosis, Treatment, & Etiology of the Undeniable Epidemic. With a Foreword by Dr. Andrew J. Wakefield, recently interviewed by Matt Lauer on Dateline NBC, this book explores many controversies surrounding the factors causing the autism epidemic.

"The upsurge in autism spectrum disorders is not uncaused. It is no longer plausibly deniable nor is it untreatable. The first step toward successful treatment, however, is an accurate diagnosis of the problem and the discovery of its underlying causes--its etiology," say authors John W. Oller, Jr., PhD, and Stephen D. Oller, PhD.

What is causing the upsurge in the number of persons being diagnosed with neurological and related disorders and what can be done to help them? Is there such a thing as full recovery from severe autism?

Autism: The Diagnosis, Treatment, & Etiology of the Undeniable Epidemic, addresses all these issues with a primary focus on etiology. The goal of this father-son team is to understand what is causing such conditions in order to prevent, cure, or effectively treat those diagnosed with the disease of autism. This groundbreaking book addresses the crucial issue of causation in intelligible, accessible language while offering plenty of research to support key theories. This text will be of general interest to health professionals and to all persons and families impacted either directly or indirectly by autism and/or related diseases and disorders.

Features:

  • Readable and compelling stories showing the human side of the upsurge in diagnoses of autism spectrum disorders.
  • Up-to-date information and analysis of relevant biochemical and medical research.
  • Exploration of popular theories that only explain a small part of the upsurge, plus a realistic critical assessment of widely promoted message by key interest groups and stakeholders.
  • Documented solutions and remedies for individuals, parents, grandparents, and caregivers.
  • A DVD including an interactive table of contents, weblinks, review questions, and more.

About the Authors

John W. Oller, Jr., PhD
Hawthorne Regents Professor, Dept. of Communicative Disorders, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Stephen D. Oller, PhD
Biological & Health Sciences, Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Autism: The Diagnosis, Treatment, & Etiology of the Undeniable Epidemic is available for $49.95 through the J&B website at http://www.jbpub.com or by calling 800-832-0034. Those who wish to consider the text for course adoption are invited to request a complimentary review copy. Bulk discounts are available.

About Jones and Bartlett Publishers (http://www.jbpub.com)
Jones and Bartlett Publishers (J&B) is a global leader in educational publishing, providing unique textbooks, reference products, testing and assessment services, and training materials in both print and digital formats. Working with distinguished authors and international organizations, J&B offers authoritative products for students and professionals in schools, corporations, hospitals, government organizations, and the military. Founded in 1983, J&B is the largest independent publisher focusing on the critical fields of Electrical, Public Safety, Medicine, Nursing, Allied Health, Health Administration, and Public Health.

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