This volume provides a comprehensive review of the etiology, pathophysiology, and phenomenologic and clinical aspects of the chronic, nonprogressive brain disorders most commonly diagnosed in infants and children. With contributions from a multidisciplinary group of experts, the book brings together essential information that cannot be found in any other single source - from recent findings in the neurosciences and genetics, to current information on clinical, psychosocial, and ethical issues. The first section serves as a general overview of mental retardation and cerebral palsy syndromes, covering etiology and incidence, symptoms and signs, diagnosis, immediate and long-term management, and prognosis. Subsequent sections focus on specific groups of distinct etiologies or syndromes, selected because of their frequent occurrence, major new findings on their etiology and pathophysiology, or innovative approaches to their diagnosis and evaluation.
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