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

Breaking commentary on the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) draft guidelines. Click here to read!

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This is the JDBP editorial response to last month's USPSTF draft report on Autism Screening. Click here to viewTags: autism; screening; USPFTFPublished: 9/30/2015 7:39:00 PM
"The U. S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) concludes that  current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in children for whom no...
There has been much discourse this week among members of the Society of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics (SDBP) in response to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) draft recommendations on screenin...
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 ...

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In a study to be presented at the Radiological Society of North America, researchers in Mexico compared the brain response to food odors (using fMRI) between obese and non-obese children ages 6-10 years. In obese child...
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The CDC released this report in September 2015 based on the 2014 National Survey of the Diagnosis and Treatment of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Tourette Syndrome.   Contributed by: Lisa CampbellRelated...
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NYT blog/article about the increasing recognition of ADHD in other countries and the stigma and lack of understanding of the reality and degree of disability produced by the condition. NYTimes blog   Contributed by: Li...
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An elementary school in Northern California is piloting the use of waist high desks for students. Students  in in these classes now stand and work at their desks instead of sitting. The desks have a build-in fidget bar s...
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The CDC published a new analysis of data from the 2009–2010 National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs and the follow-up 2011 Survey of Pathways to Diagnosis and Services. They found that of the childre...
In an interim analysis of a multinational randomized controlled trial in infants younger than 60 weeks postmenstrual age (and older than 26 weeks gestation at birth), researchers found that, compared to regional anesthes...
The Sesame Workshop created a website--Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children--to help educate the public about autism, and provide families with tools for affected children.   Also look for Julia, Ses...
Here's a nice review of the literature on neurobiology of ADHD from the Journal of Attention Disorders.Tags: ADHD; neurobiology; review articlePublished: 10/21/2015 12:33:00 PM

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