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INTRODUCTION The autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnostic process requires expertise both in the knowledge of autism as in teamwork strategies with different professionals, often working in different clinic services, and with parents. AIM To recommend a consensus diagnostic procedure for ASD, that has been designed by the Study Group of the Instituto de(More)
INTRODUCTION Due to the inexistence of an aetiology-based intervention for autistic spectrum disorders (ASD) families and professionals are exposed to diverse and sometimes conflictive recommendations when they have to decide the most adequate alternative for treatment. AIM To elaborate treatment guidelines agreed by consensus at the ASD Study Group of(More)
INTRODUCTION The interest in early detection of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) lies in the accumulated evidence of the fact that an early customized intervention for children with an ASD and their families leads to an improvement of the child's prognosis in most cases. OBJECTIVE To establish criteria and procedures for early identification of children at(More)
INTRODUCTION Achieving a better knowledge of autism and other pervasive developmental disorders known as autistic spectrum disorders (ASD), poses a major scientific challenge. These disorders are some of the earliest and most severe psychopathological disorders in infancy; they include an heterogeneous group of conditions; its prevalence rate seems to be(More)
Major advances in understanding the neurobiology of epilepsy have led to more precise diagnosis, early rational treatment with new drugs, useful new neurosurgical techniques, etc. This has led to significant control of seizures, a marked reduction in concurrent psychopathology, improved quality of life of the epileptic patient, the almost complete abolition(More)
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