This book is for all physicians, nutritionists, teachers, and other professionals who, in their work, encounter children with the Prader-Willi syndrome. The book is also an excellent resource for parents of such children.
Although one could learn how to make a diagnosis of the Prader-Willi syndrome by reading this book—Hans Zellweger has written a chapter in the book on differential diagnosis—the main thrust of the book is, as indicated in the title, the management of this difficult disorder. Medical management of hypogonadism, nutritional management of obesity, and therapeutic management of hypotonia are examples of issues pertinent to this condition that are discussed expertly and in detail.
Education, vocational training, and residential placement are other subjects covered in separate chapters. Psychological and behavioral management is discussed in one excellent chapter, but also sprinkled throughout the text is information on this crucial topic (eg, the stubbornness, food filching, and severe temper