Key Features

  • Accurately identify developmental and behavioral problems using the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Primary Care criteria, and evidence-based guidelines.
  • Gain a clear understanding of the "normal" boundaries and variations within specific disorders.
  • Make informed therapeutic decisions with the integration of basic science and practical information and recommendations from the Society of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics and the American Academy of Pediatrics.
  • Avoid legal and ethical implications by consulting the Law, Policy, and Ethics chapter.
  • Download the DSM PC criteria from the included CD, as well as tables and illustrations for use in electronic presentations.

Table of Contents

1. Foundations of developmental-behavioral pediatrics

2. Biological mechanisms in development and behavior

3. Family and societal factors

4. Elements of assessment and management

5. Adaptation to general health problems and their treatment

6. Developmental-behavioral aspects of chronic conditions and treatment

7. Cognitive/adaptive conditions

8. Language and learning conditions

9. Motor disabilities and multiple handicapping conditions

10. Autism spectrum disorders

11. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

12. Externalizing conditions

13. Internalizing conditions

14. Substance use/abuse

15. Child abuse and neglect

16. Somatoform disorders and pain

17. Sleep problems

18. Feeding and eating conditions

19. Elimination conditions

20. Sexuality

21. Atypical behaviors

22. Law, policy, and ethics

Details

No. of pages:
1008
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2008
Published:
Imprint:
Mosby
Print ISBN:
9780323040259
Electronic ISBN:
9780323070706

About the authors

Mark Wolraich

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Neurology, University of Oklahoma, Child Study Center, Oklahoma City, OK, USA

Paul Dworkin

Affiliations and Expertise

Connecticut Children's Medical Center, Hartford, CT

Dennis Drotar

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Pediatrics, Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, Cleveland, OH

Ellen Perrin

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Tufts University School of Medicine; Director, Division of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, The Floating Hospital for Children, Tufts-New England Medical Center, Boston, MA