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: 2.118
Media Highlights
A recent study published in the Journal of  Alzheimer's Disease showed that, compared to children in low pollution cities, those living in the Mexico City Metropolitan Area and exposed to high concentrations of urban air...
Statistics have become enormously important in the execution and evaluation of research. In particular the p value has become the litmus test by which scientific findings live or die. But that's not really how it was mea...
A new study published this week in the journal Psychological Science reveals a moderate correlation between the quality of children's drawings at age 4, and their intelligence at that time, and 10 years later. Researcher...
This week, NPR's Morning Edition reports on the results of a longitudinal study of a cohort of inner city children from Baltimore, MD. Dr. Karl Alexander, a sociologist at Johns Hopkins University followed a group of nea...
The July 2014 NCHS Data Brief from the CDC includes a summary of data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), 2005–2012 showing that about 30% of U.S. children and adolescents aged 8–15 years ...
The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) issued a safety advisory on Monday, warning consumers against the use of pure powdered caffeine. The brief report notes that one teaspoon of the powdered preparation, which is bas...
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...

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Viewpoints from the Journal
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...
“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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Featured Supplements

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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Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
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Call for Submissions

Coordinated special issues on Sleep in Pediatric and Developmental Conditions

Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

Journal of Pediatric Psychology

Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology

Letter of Intent Due: April 1, 2015
Manuscript Submission Due: August 1, 2015
Please see the offical announcement for further details.

Looking at Children's Drawings
Suzanne D. Dixon
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...

Latest Entry: 2/6/2014 Family

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Latest Entry: 8/6/2014 Gaze maintenance and Autism Spectrum Disorder

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