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by Dr Yasir Hameed and
Dr Jaap Hamelijnck
Last updated: October 2019
There is nothing like learning from your day-to-day
clinical practice. Reading up on a medical condition after seeing a
patient presenting with that condition is one of the best ways to
learn in a busy clinical setting.
This is particularly the case for a condition
such as autism, which has an extensively different presentation
depending on age, gender, educational background and even race,
ethnicity and cultural characteristics.
There are numerous studies and learning
resources on autism available online, but in this module we
provide an engaging and interactive discussion of the story of
autism and the complexity of its presentation, including a
detailed patient case study. We also present some up-to-date
references on the condition and its historical background to add
more depth to your knowledge of autism.
We hope that you will find this module
enjoyable and useful and that it will help you to think of autism
as one of the differential diagnoses when you see a patient
presenting with some of its distinct features.
If you like this module, you may also be interested in:
Quickbite: Autism spectrum disorder: the
place of pharmacological approaches by Dr Nick
Tarrant and Dr Meera Roy
Quickbite: Diagnosis of autism
spectrum disorder in adults by Dr Peter Carpenter
Adult ADHD by
Dr Ian Ellison-Wright, Dr Louise Fountain and Dr Ovais Badat
autism spectrum disorders in children with normal-range
intelligence by Dr Rebecca J. Chilvers, Dr Jennifer Parker and
Professor David H. Skuse
Podcast Adult ADHD and psychosis with Dr Peter
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