May 2017 - Volume 38 - Issue 4

  • Lee M. Pachter, DO
  • 0196-206X
  • 1536-7312
  • 9 issues / year
  • 2.323

Screen-Free Week, May 1st – 7th

​​SDBP is proud to endorse Screen-Free Week. Time off from using technology for entertainment opens up opportunities for children to explore their own creativity in play, encourages play with others, supports physical ac...

Racism and Child Health Webinar

​Presented by The DC-Baltimore Research Center on Child Health Disparitieson Dec 05, 2016Archived at:

3-Journal Special Issue on Sleep

Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics (JDBP) is proud to present a special issue on Sleep in Pediatric and Developmental Conditions in collaboration with  the Journal of Pediatric Psychology (...

Sleep training and attachment: Not uncaring...a challenge!

Behavioral sleep training techniques for infants, particularly extinction and graduated extinction strategies based in psychological learning theory, have existed, and been successfully implemented, for many decades. How...

Differentiating gynecomastia from fatty tissue with atypical antipsychotic use

A recent discussion board conversation between SDBP members highlighted one of the challenges of managing children on antipsychotics: distinguishing gynecomastia in boys who have steady weight gain. Dr. Ami Bax asked mem...

View All

Sometimes, kids are just being kids


​A nice commentary that helps to normalize some of the disruptive behaviors that we see in our children. A nice reminder that kids are not little adults, that immaturity is their norm, and often an important part of grow...

A plea for tolerance and the role of pediatricians


​Published simultaneously last week in Pediatrics, Academic Pediatrics, and the Journal of Adolescent Health, this commentary was written by Peter Szilagyi, Benard Dreyer, Elena Fuentes-Afflick, Tamera Coyne-Beasley, and...

Scottish kids using ADHD medications also have more academic struggles


​Scottish researchers conducted a population-based cohort study using linked data from 8 Scotland-wide databases (4 health databases and 4 education databases). They compared the health and educational outcomes of single...

Video Abstract: The Effects of Prenatal Maternal Stress on Early Temperament: The 2011 Queensland Flood Study


​The Queensland Flood Study (QF2011) took advantage of a severe flood in Queensland, Australia to investigate the effects of disaster-related prenatal maternal stress on temperament characteristics at 6-months-old. Resul...

What Romanian orphans can tell us about autism


​Dr. Charles Nelson, director of the Laboratories of Cognitive Neuroscience​ at Boston Children’s Hospital, discusses the effects of psychosocial deprivation on children's social and behavioral development; based on know...

How do DMDD and ADHD "look" in the brain?


A recent functional brain imaging study published in Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP) compared the behavioral and neural response of children with Disruptive Mood Dysregulatio...

Video Abstract: Parent-Reported Severity and Health/Educational Serices Use among U.S. Children with Autism: Results from a National Survey


​This video describes a study that assesses the relationship between autism-related health and educational service use and severity in a national survey of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The study found th...

Video Abstract: Neurocognitive correlates of ADHD symptoms in children born at extremely low gestational age


​This video is a brief summary of the paper, “Neurocognitive correlates of ADHD symptoms in children born at extremely low gestational age”. Compared to children born near term, those born extremely preterm are at much h...

View All