Self-Injurious Behavior: Gene–Brain–Behavior Relationships
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Self-Injurious Behavior is a comprehensive, interdisciplinary review of the research on etiology and treatment of this chronic condition for which there is no known apparent cure. With an estimated prevalence rate of 13%, self-injurious behavior occurs most frequently among persons who are retarded and autistic. In this volume, the field's leading researchers examine a new generation of models and theories with a level of specificity far beyond what was heretofore imagined possible. From the burgeoning area of research on functional assessment and the behavioral and biological antecedents of self-injurious behavior, to the role of Lesch-Nyhan Syndrome and opioid peptides, the work of these foremost basic, applied, and behavioral researchers is sure to greatly enhance fellow researchers', teachers', and clinicians' understanding of this devastating condition.