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Editor-in-Chief: Suzanne D. Dixon, MD, MPH
ISSN: 0196-206X
Online ISSN: 1536-7312
Frequency: 9 issues / year
Ranking: Pediatrics 47/121
Impact Factor: 1.750
Expert Commentary: Indoor Tanning by Teens Linked to Unhealthy Weight Control Methods

    Associate Editor Carolyn E. Ievers-Landis, Ph.D offers

   commentary on the subject of tanning and the link to

   unhealthy weight control behaviors.


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Editor Notes

The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry has released its new
practice guidelines for Autistic Spectrum Disorders.   The content of these
guidelines will be familiar to the readership of JDBP.  After presenting
background information on history, epidemiology, types and comorbidities of
Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD), the publication lays out seven basic
recommendations.  These include autism screening as part of all
developmental assessments and psychiatry evaluations, suggesting that some
screening instrument be used.  If positive, the use of a standardized
interview using DSM V criteria be provided.  Standardized assessments should
supplement but not replace clinical judgement regarding diagnosis.  Genetic
testing, PT, OT  are presented as optional as part of a comprehensive plan.
Treatment recommendations include structured educational and behavioral
interventions, including possibly Lovaas techniques.  Medication is to be
used for specific targeted symptoms and CAM's are to be specifically
discussed with families.  The guidelines present valuable tables of
screening and assessment instruments, educational interventions and
medications.  A large committee contributed to these guidelines.  There are
no pediatricians included in the group. -Suzanne Dixon

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SDBP's 2013 Annual Meeting Abstracts

Review abstracts of plenary sessions and posters accepted for presentation at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics.

The February/March 2014 online issue of the journal contains the 2013 meeting abstracts. These are available as a PDF only. To cite a meeting abstract in one's vita, use Volume 35, Number 2 and the page number on which the abstract appears. Note each page number appears with a letter S in front of the page number.

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