Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics: A Handbook for Primary Care / Edition 2

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The newly revised Second Edition of this popular handbook provides up-to-date information and practical guidance to help you confidently diagnose and treat children with developmental and behavioral problems in the primary care setting. Each chapter contains concise, accessible, up-to-date, and practical information and clinical guidance. The logical outline format allows you to easily find the information you need to make diagnostic and management decisions quickly and effectively. You get a wide range of practical, authoritative content in a handy, easy-to-carry size.

Highlights of the new edition:

  • All new chapters on the latest topics, such as pediatric psychopharmacology, sensory integrations disorder, bad news in the media, post-traumatic stress disorder, Asperger syndrome, promoting resilience, the explosive child, family treatment, cultural competence, bipolar disorder...
  • Completely updated information on common problems such as ADHD, biting, school avoidance, the picky eater, obesity, sleep problems, colic...
  • The latest on diagnosis and management of significant developmental disorders, such as autistic spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy, the dysmorphic child...
  • A separate section on how to screen for developmental and behavioral disorders in primary care...
  • Web sites of interest for parents and/or providers...

Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics: A Handbook for Primary Care, Second Edition is the one book you need to boost your ability to help children and parents with their common (and uncommon) developmental, behavioral, and psychosocial challenges. Order your copy today!

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Daniel R. Bronfin, M.D.(Ochsner Clinic Foundation)
Description: This is a practical guide to developmental and behavioral issues encountered in the primary care setting. It is clear, concise, and easy to reference. Each issue is addressed in a separate chapter, all of which are uniformly formatted with pertinent information easily identified. The first edition was published in 1995.
Purpose: The author's goal was to provide succinct, accurate, up-to-date information in a practical reference to help providers integrate the field of developmental and behavioral pediatrics into primary care. This book achieves its goal with easy to read, quick reference chapters, addressing the most relevant issues in the primary care setting.
Audience: It is intended for primary care clinicians who care for children and is written by authorities in the recently designated subspecialty of developmental and behavioral pediatrics.
Features: A discussion of the fundamentals in this field begins the book; in particular, the creation of a therapeutic alliance with the patient and their parents. Following this, the most common developmental and behavioral issues encountered in a primary care setting are presented. Each issue is assigned a chapter that is easy to read and well formatted using a bullet point style presentation. Each chapter addresses the presentation, etiology/epidemiology, management, and clinical concerns of one particular issue with accompanying bibliography for both parents and professionals. Emphasis is placed on key factors for the clinician and communication with parents and patients regarding the management of the problem.
Assessment: This is a highly effective quick reference tool that may also be read as a whole for more breadth in the understanding of developmental and behavioral issues. It is extremely useful, suggesting strategies for how to communicate with families and provide answers to common problems encountered in the primary care setting. The second edition has new chapters on timely topics, revised chapters, and added information on screening for developmental and behavioral pediatrics.
This review was authored by Madelyn Meyn, MD, and Daniel Bronfin, MD (Ochsner Clinic Foundation)
Susan T. Erie
This book is a clinician's reference guide to developmental and behavioral pediatrics. Each chapter is written in brief outline form and is followed by references for those wishing more detailed information. The aim is to provide busy primary care clinicians with a concise reference on behavioral and developmental issues in pediatrics. The authors seek to help clinicians establish rapport with and elicit information from patients, understand the psychological, biological, and social roots of patients' problems and provide effective treatment for them. With the current trend in medicine toward increasingly outpatient-oriented care, this aim is both worthy and well accomplished . This book is oriented toward all primary care clinicians who treat children, including pediatricians, family practitioners, physician's assistants, nurses, etc., but it might also be helpful to medical and nursing students as a clinical aid. The authors are considered experts in their fields and represent medical schools, colleges, and universities across the nation. There are few pictures in this book, but there are many useful tables and charts that provide rapidly accessible summaries of the data presented in the chapter. The outline format makes this book both visually appealing and easy to read. Also, the references listed at the end of each chapter provide additional resources for both clinicians and interested parents. This is an extremely useful book that discusses two areas of pediatric medicine that are becoming increasingly important to address if quality care is to be ensured. It provides the busy clinician with brief yet thorough information, including treatment options, on a wide variety ofbehavioral and developmental issues.

5 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781716833
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 9/20/2004
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 500
  • Product dimensions: 6.12 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Talking with parents 3
2 Talking with children 6
3 Teachable moments in primary care 10
4 Touchpoints of anticipatory guidance in the first three years 17
5 Difficult encounters with parents 21
6 Helping families deal with bad news 24
7 Promoting early literacy 27
8 Family systems 31
9 Promoting parental self-understanding 34
10 Behavioral screening 37
11 Developmental screening 41
12 Screening for social and emotional delays in early childhood 51
13 Behavioral management : theory and practice 55
14 Coping with stressful transitions 61
15 Managing behavior 65
16 Pain 70
17 Early childhood development in developing countries 75
18 Self-regulation therapy 79
19 Psychopharmacology 83
20 Recurrent abdominal pain 93
21 The aggressive, explosive child 96
22 Anorexia nervosa and bulimia 99
23 Anxiety disorders 106
24 Asperger's syndrome 110
25 Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder 114
26 Autism 124
27 Bad news in the media 130
28 Bipolar disorder in children 132
29 Biting others 136
30 Breath holding 139
31 Bullying 141
32 Cerebral palsy 145
33 Chronic conditions 152
34 Colic 158
35 Depression 163
36 Down syndrome 167
37 The dysmorphic child 171
38 Encopresis 175
39 Enuresis 178
40 Failure to thrive 183
41 Fears 188
42 Fetal alcohol syndrome 191
43 Fragile X syndrome 195
44 Gay, lesbian, & bisexual youth 199
45 Gender identity issues 204
46 The gifted child 207
47 Headaches 210
48 Hearing impairment 215
49 Language delays 222
50 Lying, cheating, & stealing 227
51 Masturbation 231
52 Mental retardation : behavioral problems 234
53 Mental retardation : diagnostic evaluation 238
54 Motor delays 242
55 Neglect 248
56 Nightmares and night terrors 251
57 Obesity 253
58 Physical abuse 261
59 Picky eating 265
60 Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in children 268
61 Prematurity : primary care follow-up 271
62 School avoidance 275
63 School failure 280
64 School readiness 285
65 Selective mutism 289
66 Self-esteem and resilience 291
67 Sensory integration disorder 295
68 Sex and the adolescent 300
69 Sexual abuse 308
70 Shyness 314
71 Sleep problems 317
72 Speech-sound disorders 322
73 Stuttering 325
74 Substance abuse in adolescence 328
75 Suicide 333
76 Temper tantrums 338
77 Temperamentally difficult children 342
78 Thumb sucking 348
79 Tics and Tourette syndrome 351
80 Toilet training 355
81 Unpopular children 358
82 Violent youth 361
83 Visual impairment 366
84 Witness to violence 370
85 Adoption 375
86 Bereavement and loss 379
87 Child care 385
88 Cultural competence 389
89 Divorce 392
90 Dying children 396
91 Foster care 401
92 Gay and lesbian parents 405
93 Screening for maternal depression 409
94 Sibling rivalry 412
95 Single parents 416
96 Stepfamilies 419
97 Television 425
98 Twins 428
99 Vulnerable children 432
App. A Pediatric symptom checklist 435
App. B Child development in the first five years 437
App. C Early language milestone scale 439
App. D Temperament 443
App. E Child development in the first 21 months 445
App. F Socioemotional development of infants and children : themes and behaviors 447
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