Progress in Autism Research

Progress in Autism Research

This book brings together the latest research in the battle against autism. According to numerous news reports, the increase in special needs children has reached epidemic proportions. Autism is a complex developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life. The result of a neurological disorder that affects the functioning of the brain, autism and its associated behaviours have been estimated to occur in as many as 2 to 6 in 1,000 individuals. Autism is four times more prevalent in boys than girls and knows no racial, ethnic, or social boundaries. Autism is a spectrum disorder. The symptoms and characteristics of autism can present themselves in a wide variety of combinations, from mild to severe. Although autism is defined by a certain set of behaviours, children and adults can exhibit any combination of the behaviours in any degree of severity. People with autism process and respond to information in unique ways. In some cases, aggressive and/or self-injurious behaviour may be present.

Série saúde mental e trabalho

Série saúde mental e trabalho

Este livro aborda centralmente as inter-relações entre a Saúde Mental e o Trabalho através de temas contemporâneos e atuais, tais como - a violência no ambiente de trabalho, o assédio sexual, o dano moral e o dano psíquico no trabalho, o transtorno por estresse pós-traumático; LER/DORT e depressão, síndrome de Burnout, Karoshi - morte por sobrecarga de trabalho, efeito do trabalho em turnos na saúde mental do trabalhador, entre outros.

IV Latin American Congress on Biomedical Engineering 2007, Bioengineering Solutions for Latin America Health, September 24th-28th, 2007, Margarita Island, Venezuela

IV Congreso Latinoamericano de Ingeniería Biomédica, CLAIB 2007 Soluciones de Bioingeniería para la salud en Latina, 24 al 28 Septiembre de 2007, Isla de Margarita, Venezuela

IV Latin American Congress on Biomedical Engineering 2007, Bioengineering Solutions for Latin America Health, September 24th-28th, 2007, Margarita Island, Venezuela

The IV Latin American Congress on Biomedical Engineering, CLAIB2007, corresponds to the triennial congress for the Regional Bioengineering Council for Latin America (CORAL), it is supported by the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering (IFMBE) and the Engineering in Medicine, Biology Society (IEEE-EMBS). This time the Venezuela Society of Bioengineering (SOVEB) organized the conference, with the slogan Bioengineering solution for Latin America health.

The Psychological Impact of Living Under Violence and Poverty in Brazil

The Psychological Impact of Living Under Violence and Poverty in Brazil

Brazil is a developing country with major economic problems, with one-third of the population living in poverty. Brazil has one of the highest rates of violence in the world, much of it occurring in urban poor areas. In many instances, these conditions of violence are inter-related with common mental health disorders. In this book, a number of social- demographic and clinical factors are postulated to explain, in part, the association among poverty, violence and mental health disorders in Brazil. Among these factors are gender, age groups, low level education, rapid social change, and living through a period of rapid and unpredictable social change, physical-ill health and mental illness. There are only a few investigations in Brazil addressing these issues of violence and mental health. Within this context, this book provides some scientific research data which might serve to inform the development of interventions, and encourage further investigations likely to benefit poor people with common mental health disorders in Brazil.

Rorschachiana

Rorschachiana