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
Media Highlights
Here is an interesting editorial from the New York Times discussing the merits of "smart guns" as a way of reducing accidental shootings in children.Tags: gun violence; smart guns; accidental shootingsPublish...
A new study examining data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health found that sleep difficulties in adolescents prospectively predicted later alcohol-related problems such as interpersonal problems, b...
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Many adolescents with substance use problems also have co-morbid mental health concerns. When these are not addressed during treatment, these individuals are at increased risk of poor outcomes. This article briefly rev...
The book "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" has been adapted for Broadway. The play based upon the book of the same name is the first autism-friendly version of a Broadway play. NYTimes Tags:...
Have two interesting links about ADHD treatment to highlight today:   Here is a description of an Android app to help with ADHD medication titration and conversion: ADHD MedCalc Here is an excellent explanation of cur...
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Congratulations to Dr. Julie Bickel, former Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics fellow at Boston Children's Hospital. Her fellowship project exploring the child and family factors that predict age of diagnosis of Autism ...
This week, NPR's Morning Edition begins a 3-part series on early childhood literacy. Today's story reports on how libraries are helping to spread the message of what parent's can do to help their children's literacy skil...

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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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Call for Submissions

Coordinated special issues on Sleep in Pediatric and Developmental Conditions

Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

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Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology

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

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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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