Editor-in-Chief: Lee M. Pachter, DO
ISSN: 0196-206X
Online ISSN: 1536-7312
Frequency: 9 issues / year
Ranking: Pediatrics 47/121
Impact Factor: 2.353
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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...
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 pre...

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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...
Seasons appear to have a profound impact on the expression of genes throughout the year according to a new study published in Nature Communications. The multinational team of scientists analyzed tissue and blood samples ...
Today marks the 10th anniversary of Awareness Day, sponsored by SAMHSA. Go to www.samhsa.gov for a list of activities in your state, and to learn more about the national initiatives to address mental health in our youth....
A secondary dataset analysis by researchers at the University of Utah showed an association between increasing altitude of residence and lower rates of ADHD diagnosis. While further exploration of the causal relationship...
In an experimental study, part of a broader longitudinal study in the U.K., children age 5-7 years were subjected to a mild stressor during which they were also offered a variety of snack foods. In comparison to controls...
Media highlights will be on hiatus during the month of April. See you again in May.Published: 4/4/2015 10:25:00 AM
Researchers replaced the gut microbiome of a common variety of laboratory mice with that from donor mice on either a high-fat diet or a control diet. They found that the high-fat diet microbiome, even in the absence of f...

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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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