Editor-in-Chief: Lee M. Pachter, DO
ISSN: 0196-206X
Online ISSN: 1536-7312
Frequency: 9 issues / year
Ranking: Pediatrics 47/121
Impact Factor: 2.129
Viewpoints from the Journal
Here's a quick clinical pearl:   What are the possible causes of poor task initiation? Weak planning skills (not knowing where to start) Distractedness (being off task) Low satiation (not feeling reward for succe...
Submissions for the special issue on sleep in pediatric and developmental conditions has ended. Thanks to all who have submitted. You will be notified by the editorial board. Look forward to the joint editions with ...
The Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, along with the Journal of Pediatric Psychologyand Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology, announces a call for submissions for upcoming coordinated issues on s...
Martin T. Stein, MDTeresa O’Dea, MDDavid Snyder MDSuzanne Dixon, MD, MPH           When I read the story about a family with 2 young children (1 and 3 years old) who were rescued during a lengthy sailing trip on a 36 f...
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                  Associate Editor Carolyn E. Ievers-Landis, Ph.D offers commentary on the subject of tanning and the link to unhealthy weight control behavior.Watch the video now:Related Resources Exper...

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From the FDA:   "The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning that permanent loss of skin color may occur with use of the Daytrana patch (methylphenidate transdermal system) for Attention Deficit Hyperac...
In a new briie report published in the Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, researchers from Jacksonville, Sheffield, and Stirling showed that children with better verbal working memory (as measured on a standardize...
In an observational study of a cohort of preschoolers (ages 3 to 5 years) attending 10 child care centers in the Seattle area, researchers found that the children spent only 14% of their time in moderate-vigorous physica...
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Using nighttime infrared video recording of a cohort of infants, researchers in London showed a correlation between autonomous resettling behavior at 5 weeks and longer sleep periods at 3 months. The findings support pre...
A multi-national, population-based, cohort study published in Molecular Psychiatry presents more evidence for correlation between risk of children developing autism and parental age. The group found that both increased m...
Researchers in the United Kingdom used cross-sectional data from the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children to look for possible associations between specific reading impairment (dyslexia) and visual/ophthalmolo...
In a new study presented at the International Meeting for Autism Research, researchers  suggest that repetitive behaviors stem from abnormal wiring patterns in the brain that crop up as early as 6 months of age. Using di...
Children growing up in bilingual environments may be more efficient at considering the perspectives of others, according to a new study published in Psychological Science. The authors discuss the potential implication th...

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Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics would like to thank Editor-in-Chief Suzanne Dixon for her 12 years of service as editor of the journal. Under her guidance and leadership, the journal has become a highly recognized publication in the field. Read her Editorial here!



The Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics is pleased to announce the appointment of Lee M. Pachter as the next Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. He is a Professor and Associate Chair of Community Pediatrics and Chief, Section of General Pediatrics at Drexel University College of Medicine and St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children. He has published and conducted research in the areas of behavioral pediatrics, sociocultural determinants of child health and development, childhood adversity, and health inequities. Dr. Pachter has served as an Associate Editor of the Journal since 1997. Read his Editorial here!

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