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Drs. Hauser and Rovet, having assembled this tremendously important bo ok, wrote its introduction and its detailed conclusion. Anyone who re ads them whether a primary care physician, neonatologist, pediatrician , child psychiatrist or psychologist, public health doctor, or endocri nologist y is certain to study the rich contents that lie between. Th e reader will be brought up to speed on a dozen or more closely relate d subjects y aspects of basic science, clinical science, and public he alth. One concludes that the various thyroid disorders of children, w hen taken together, are common. To avoid disastrous consequences, the y must be recognized, understood, and treated. The book documents tha t fact. It describes impressive progress and points the way toward mo re.
The book contains black-and-white illustrations.
Introduction. Part I: Thyroid Hormone Physiology and Function. Overview of thyroid disease in pregnancy and childhood. Thyroid hormone and development: brain and peripheral tissues. Part II: Clinical Studies of Thyroid Diseases in Infancy and Childhood. Overview of newborn screening for congenital hypothyroidism. Behavioral and cognitive abnormalities associated with congenital hypothyroidism. Resistance to thyroid hormone: implications for child psychiatric research. Behavioral and cognitive abnormalities associated with juvenile acquired hypothyroidism. Behavioral and cognitive abnormalities associated with pediatric thyrotoxicosis. Neurodevelopmental changes associated with thyroid-disrupting contaminants. Conclusions. Index.
American Psychiatric Publishing