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FOREWORD Christopher Verity (Cambridge, UK) INTRODUCTION Martin Bax (London, UK) and Christopher Gillberg (Gothenburg, Sweden) 1. INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES AND THEIR COMBORBIDITIES Jeremy Turk (London, UK) 2. HETEROGENEITY IN CEREBRAL PALSY: VARIATIONS IN NEUROLOGY, COMORBIDITY AND ASSOCIATED CONDITIONS J. Keith Brown (Edinburgh, UK), Paul Eunson (Edinburgh, UK) and Martin Bax (London, UK) 3. GILLES DE LA TOURETTE SYNDROME AND ITS COMMON COMORBIDITIES Michael Orth (Ulm, Germany) and Mary May Robertson (London, UK) 4. COMORBIDITY IN NEURODEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS: THE CASE OF ATTENTION-DEFICIT-HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER Eric Taylor (London, UK) 5. EARLY LANGUAGE DISORDER AS A FREQUENT COMORBIDITY IN MANY DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS IN YOUNG CHILDREN Isabelle Rapin (Bronx, NY, USA) 6. AUTISM AND EPILEPSY: COMORBIDITY, COEXISTENCE OR COINCIDENCE? Christopher Gillberg (Gothenburg, Sweden) and Brian Neville (London, UK) 7. GENETIC CORRELATES OF PSYCHIATRIC COMORBIDITY: FRAGILE X SYNDROME Sufen Chiu, David Hessl, Josh Day and Randi Hagerman (Sacramento, CA, USA) 8. CHANNELOPATHIES Sameer Zuberi (Glasgow, UK) 9. INCREASED LONGEVITY AND THE COMORBIDITIES ASSOCIATED WITH INTELLECTUAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY Emma J. Glasson and Alan H. Bittles (Perth, Australia) 10. COMORBIDITY: CLASSIFICATION ARTEFACT AND CLINICAL REALITY Rutger Jan van der Gaag (Nijmegen, The Netherlands)
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.
"In particular, they demonstrate how our increasing understandingof the mechanisms underlying the common association of manycomorbidities is helping us to understand the natural history ofthese conditions and improve our management of them." (News Blaze,15 March 2011) The book Comorbidities in Developmental Disordersis a substantial and timely contribution to the discussion of thewidely recognized, but underexplored area of coexisting conditionsin childhood neurodisability. (International Journal ofDisability, Development and Education, 2011) This book is very useful for physicians who care forchildren with developmental disorders. It offers a clearexplanation of the disorders as well as an understanding of themany associated co-morbidities. (Doody's, 2011) The book certainly has its practical value to the childneurologist in discussion of comorbidity in disorders more commonlyseen. Its greater value may be provoking thought about the subtlebut important complexities in the disorder less commonlyappreciated. (Journal of Child Neurology, 2011) When you face a child who manifests seemingly multipledisabilities, which is the rule rather than the exception, thisbook will be an invaluable tool for your knowledge, reflection, andaction." (International Journal of Disability, Community andRehabilitation, 2011) The book should be useful to learners in all stages oftraining, but particularly for those pursuing a career indevelopmental disabilities. (Developmental Medicine andChild Neurology, 2011)