There are two reasons why a primary care pediatrician should be oriented in problems and management of behavioral disorders in children and adolescents. The first is that they are the first contact physician and they get to interact with the children and their families regularly. If they can detect the behavioral problems early then it can be approached in the initial stage. The second reason is that on a broader perspective that there is some overlap between behavioral pediatrics and child psychiatry.

 The severe shortage of both child psychiatrists and behavioral pediatricians has encouraged primary care clinicians or pediatric practitioners to manage these various issues of behavioral pediatrics.

 Today, most of the parents are aware and well-oriented about various developmental issues in children. There is no unequivocal line dividing the normal and abnormal behavior in children and adolescents. It is often subjective, situational and sometimes glaring. Pervasiveness across situations and impairment are probably the two most important threshold criteria. 

Key Features:-

  • Practicing pediatricians will find this useful for dealing with various behavioural problems in day-
  • Postgraduate students in pediatrics will find common topics for MD, DNB and DCH examinations.
  • Students in psychiatry utilize it for some important aspects of child behavior, which is unique and
  • Undergraduate students can refer to some topics on developmental paediatrics and childhood psychiatr
  • DSM-S guidelines, 2013 are followed

More Details about Behavioral Problems In Children & Adolescents

General Information  
PublisherJaypee Brothers Medical Publishers
Publish YearJanuary 2014