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
Media Highlights
The Simon's Foundation reports on recent research about CHD8, a gene that regulates the structure of DNA, that may be be associated with a specific subtype of autism. While a mutation in the gene is rare, most individual...
Editors of the journal Autism published a commentary this week in response to the March 2014 surveillance data from the CDC's Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network, which showed an increase in p...
A group from MIT conducted an experimental study, published recently in the journal Cognition, showing that  6 and 7-year-old children are able to tell if a teacher is under-informing them about a toy they are familiar w...
A team of scientists at NYU and Peking University in Shenzhen, China have unlocked the mechanism by which sleep helps learning and memory. In a study published in Science Magazine, the researchers used a microscopic imag...
Scientists in London report on a phenomenon they call inattentional blindness. It is the tendency for the young brain to block out things in the periphery when focusing on even a simple activity. This means that young ch...
There has been increasing interest in recent years about the role and function of the healthy human microbiome, the diversity of bacterial tenants that co-exist within and upon our bodies. Research supported by projects ...
A recent meta-analysis published in Pediatrics revealed a significant association between use of stimulant medication in children with ADHD and lower incidence of smoking. Although most of the studies in the analysis...
Mental health concerns affect approximately 1 in 5 children in the U.S. Find information about events and resources at the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and The National Institute o...

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Viewpoints from the Journal
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...
“Different is nice but it sure isn’t easy”: Differentiating the Spectrum of Autism from the Spectrum of “Normalcy” Brian is a 15 year old male who just changed to your practice due to a change in insurance plans. When...

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Challenging Cases in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, April 2010

The AAP released new guidelines on diagnosing and treating ADHD in younger children and adolescents. Take a moment to revisit the 2002 ADHD Special Supplement which presented controversies in the assessment, interpretation, and treatment of ADHD in early childhood.

Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Receives Widespread, Serious Consideration


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SDBP's 2013 Annual Meeting Abstracts

Review abstracts of plenary sessions and posters accepted for presentation at the 2012 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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Drawings are natural way for children to communicate their thoughts and feelings , their perceptions of the world and themselves without language. They also give i...

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