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Autism (cont.)

Authors and Editors

Author: Roxanne Dryden-Edwards, MD

Editor: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD

REFERENCES:

Arehart-Treichel J. Autism treatment arsenal expands, with more options on horizon. Psychiatric News 2010 May 21; 45(10): 20.

Williams E. A comparative review of early forms of object-directed play and parent-infant play in typical infants and young children with autism. Autism 2003; 7; 361-377.

Previous contributing authors and editors: Author: Cynthia R Ellis, MD, Director of Developmental Medicine, Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Psychiatry, Munroe Meyer Institute for Genetics and Rehabilitation, University of Nebraska Medical Center. Coauthor(s): Kathryn L Hale, MS, PA-C, Medical Writer, eMedicine.com, Inc. Editors: Rick Kulkarni, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, David Geffen UCLA School of Medicine; Director of Informatics, Department of Emergency Medicine, UCLA/Olive View-UCLA Medical Center; Mary L Windle, Pharm D, Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy; Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine.com, Inc; Alan D Schmetzer, MD, Professor and Assistant Chair for Education, Department of Psychiatry, Indiana University School of Medicine.


Last Editorial Review: 7/13/2010

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