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Prader-Willi Syndrome : Development and Manifestations - Joyce Whittington

Prader-Willi Syndrome

Development and Manifestations

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Published: 24th May 2004
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Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) is associated with an assortment of physical, behavioural and cognitive abnormalities which create a broad range of care needs. Information about the syndrome is spread across a variety of disciplines. In this book the authors seek to identify and provide the latest findings about how best to manage the complex medical, nutritional, psychological, educational, social and therapeutic needs of people with PWS. Their approach is an integrated one, centred on the PWS phenotype. Both authors have been involved in the Cambridge PWS study, which is the largest and most rounded of the cohort studies of PWS anywhere in the world. The unique data it provides is the basis of this book.

'It is a representative compilation of the knowledge of today ... can be recommended to all readers interested in genetics and their connections to different human functions. Even parents of children with PWS who want to know where the front line of research is will find this book valuable.' European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry '... provides a wealth of very valuable facts to add to the jigsaw pieces that will eventually reveal a whole picture of a fascinating syndrome.' European Journal of Paediatric Neurology

Introduction
Background: PWS, Why, What, and How To Investigate
Background and historical overview
Biological and regulatory mechanisms in PWS
The Cambridge PWS project
PWS Prevalence, Phenotypic Functioning and Characteristics
Prevalence, birth incidence and mortality
Relationship between genetic and clinical diagnosis
Phenotypic differences between the genetic subtypes
Cognitive function and attainments
The behavioural phenotype of PWS
Medical conditions affecting people with PWS
Psychiatric illness
Obsessions and compulsions
Minor Findings, Some Conclusions and Future Directions
Understanding PWS
Index
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ISBN: 9780521840293
ISBN-10: 0521840295
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 232
Published: 24th May 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 17.78  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.77