Down Syndrome (hardback)


Down syndrome remains the most common recognisable form of intellectual disability. The challenge for doctors today is how to capture the rapidly expanding body of scientific knowledge and devise models of care to meet the needs of individuals and their families. 

This book provides doctors and other health professionals with the information they need to address the challenges that can present in the management of the syndrome.

Chapters written by internationally-respected paediatricians with a special interest in Down syndrome cover Down syndrome comorbidities, such as hearing problems, gastrointestinal disorders, congenital heart diseases, as well as the underlying biology and new developments in molecular genetics. Each chapter is illustrated with informative case scenarios and answers to FAQs from parents and carers.

  • The most up-to-date resource on the management of Down syndrome and its comorbidities such as congenital heart disease, gastrointestinal disorders and skin disorders
  • Includes chapters on the underlying biology of Down syndrome, antenatal screening, neurological disorders common presentations and adult mental health
  • Defines how doctors can work with other health professionals to provide good interdisciplinary healthcare for individuals with Down syndrome
  • Contributions from the UK Down syndrome Association and the Down Syndrome Medical Interest offer a unique perspectives on issues from ‘giving the news’ to parents to coping with dementia in Down syndrome


General practitioners, community paediatricians, paediatric neurologists, neurodevelopmental paediatricians, speech and language therapists, other health and educational professionals, teachers.

Full Book Review

Read the full book review by Arnab Seal published in Developmental medicine & Child Neurology.

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