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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Media Highlights
In an exploratory study in a small sample of patients, researchers in Montreal found that children with co-morbid anxiety and ADHD were more likely to report problems with sleep compared to healthy controls and those wit...
Here is a nice lay summary of the current interest, research, and expert opinions on the potential role of vasopressin in mediating the autism phenotype. Scientific AmericanTags: autism; vasopressinPublished: 9/15/2015 1...
Here's a very interesting editorial about the potential long-term impact of maternal diet on a child's lifetime health. One potential factor in the 'Barker hypothesis'. BBC Magazine Tags: maternal diet; health outcomes...
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released a new report today reviewing the trends and rates of low-income children with mental health disorders receiving SSI benefits over the past decade. Th...
Researcher's at Boston Children's Hospital conducted a randomized pre-clinical trial of low dose ketamine (an NMDA receptor antagonist) on a mouse model of Rett syndrome. They found that the intervention ameliorated Rett...
Here is a nice summary of various sleep training methods written for the lay parent. GoodtoKnowTags: sleep trainingPublished: 8/26/2015 10:07:00 AM
Using the data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Birth Cohort, researchers compared the school readiness of late preterm infants (34-36 weeks gestational age) to that of full-term infants (≥37 weeks gestationa...
In a study originally presented earlier this year at the Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting (PAS) and coming out this month in Pediatrics, researchers used fMRI to show that children who's parents report more re...

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