Search - List of Books by Christopher Gillberg

Lars Christopher Gillberg (born 19 April 1950) is a professor of child and adolescent psychiatry at Gothenburg University in Gothenburg, Sweden, and an honorary professor at the Institute of Child Health , University College London. He has also been a visiting professor at the universities of Bergen, New York, Odense, St George's , San Francisco, and Strathclyde.

Gillberg is known for his research of autism in children, Asperger syndrome, Tourettes syndrome, Fragile X syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), ADHD, and anorexia nervosa. He is the founding editor of the journal European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, and is the author and editor of many scientific and educational books. He is the recipient of several scientific awards, including the Philips Nordic Prize 2004 for neurological research, and he has more than 300 scientific papers listed in Medline. Additionally, Gillberg has become known internationally for his contributions to pioneering research projects into the genetics of autism.

Gillberg is also known for his role in a controversy relating to the confidentiality of medical records. The controversy involved public access under the Swedish Principle of Publicity (offentlighetsprincipen) to medical records and other personal data about a group of children participating in an early longitudinal study on ADHD/DAMP, commenced in 1977 at Gothenburg University. Two critics of DAMP and ADHD diagnoses, who had previously filed complaints that questioned the integrity of the study, invoked the Swedish Freedom of Information Act in order to gain access to the raw data of the study after their fraud allegations had been investigated and officially dismissed by the regional ethics committee. Gillberg and two chief physician involved in the study stated that medical ethics principles prevented them from turning over sensitive personal and medical data as the participants' parents had been promised confidentiality in writing before giving informed consent on behalf of their children. However, the court ruled that all files related to the study were to be released under the Swedish Principle of Publicity. Rather than breaking their promises of confidentiality to the participants, the two chief physicians, along with a university administrator, shredded the sensitive files of the study. The following year, Gillberg, as head of the University's Neuropsychiatric Department, and the University Vice-Chancellor were convicted and fined for "breach of duty" in their capacity as public officials at a government institution that had failed to release the documents in accordance with the court order.

In 2009, Carl XVI Gustav of Sweden presented Gillberg with The King's Medal for his contributions in the field of child and adolescent psychiatry.

Autism Research   more �

Gillberg's Criteria for Asperger Syndrome   more �

DAMP, MBD, and ADHD   more �

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Total Books: 10
ADHD and Its Many Associated Problems
2014 - Adhd and Its Many Associated Problems (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780199937905
ISBN-10: 0199937907
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Medical Books
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The Autisms
2011 - The Autisms (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780199732128
ISBN-10: 0199732124
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Medical Books
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Clinical Child Neuropsychiatry
2003 - Clinical Child Neuropsychiatry (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780521543354
ISBN-10: 0521543355
Genres: Medicine, Medical Books
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A Guide to Asperger Syndrome
2002 - A Guide to Asperger Syndrome (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780521001830
ISBN-10: 0521001838
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Medicine, Medical Books
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The Biology of the Autistic Syndromes
2000 - The Biology of the Autistic Syndromes [Clinics in Developmental Medicine Mac Keith Press] (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781898683223
ISBN-10: 1898683220
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Medicine, Medical Books, Substores
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Clinical Child Neuropsychiatry
1995 - Clinical Child Neuropsychiatry (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780521433884
ISBN-10: 0521433886
Genre: Nonfiction
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The Biology of the Autistic Syndromes
1993 - The Biology of the Autistic Syndromes [Clinics in Developmental Medicine Mac Keith Press] (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780521432283
ISBN-10: 0521432286
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1992 - The Biology of the Autistic Syndromes [Clinics in Developmental Medicine] (Hardcover)Hardcover
The Schizophrenias A Biological Approach to the Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders
The Schizophrenias a Biological Approach to the Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders [Springer Series on Psychiatry] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780826192905
ISBN-10: 0826192904
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Medicine, Medical Books
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