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Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, 4th Edition

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The fourth edition of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics-the pioneering, original text- emphasizes children’s assets and liabilities, not just categorical labels. It includes fresh perspectives from new editors-Drs. William Coleman, Ellen Elias, and Heidi Feldman, as well as further contributions from two of the original editors, William B. Carey, M.D, and Allen C. Crocker, M.D. This comprehensive resource offers information and guidance on normal development and behavior: genetic influences, the effect of general physical illness and psychosocial and biologic factors on development and behavior. It is also sufficiently scholarly and scientific to serve as a definitive reference for researchers, teachers, and consultants. With a more user-friendly design and online access through Expert Consult functionality, this resource offers easy access comprehensive guidance.

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New to This Edition

    • Offers access to the full text online through Expert Consult functionality at www. for convenient reference from any practice location.
    • Features new chapters dealing with-Genetic Influences on Development and Behavior, Crisis Management, Coping Strategies, Self-Esteem, Self-Control, and Inborn Errors of Metabolism.
    • Presents a new two-color design and artwork for a more visually appealing and accessible layout.
    • Provides the latest drug information in the updated and revised chapters on psychopharmacology.
    • Introduces Drs. William Coleman, Ellen Elias, and Heidi Feldman to the editorial team to provide current and topical guidance and enrich the range of expertise and clinical experience.
    • Covers the considerable advances and latest developments in this subspecialty through updates and revisions to existing material.

Key Features

    • Features new chapters dealing with genetic influences on development and behavior, crisis management, coping strategies, self-esteem, self-control, and inborn errors of metabolism to cover the considerable advances and latest developments in the field.
    • Focuses on the clinical aspects of function and dysfunction, rather than arranging subjects according to categorical labels.
    • Emphasizes children’s assets as well as their liability so you get a well-developed approach to therapeutic management.
    • Concludes each chapter with a summary of the principle points covered, with tables, pictures and diagrams to clarify and enhance the presentation.
    • Offers a highly practical focus, emphasizing evaluation, counseling, medical treatment, and follow-up.
    • Features superb photos and figures that illustrate a wide variety of concepts.

Published Reviews

    “No doubt Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics is destined to become a standard of this new subspecialty. As well, physicians outside the specialty and most health care workers dealing with children and adolescents will benefit from reading it.”
    -JAMA, review of the previous edition


    "A very comprehensive book, even with a chapter on disasters, war and terrorism, and child response and management. A full spectrum of very competent academics and clinicians, who have authored these 101 chapters with a very pleasant layout and format...A book not only for the specialist in developmental-behavioral pediatrics, but also for the general pediatrician working in the community because many children that will be seen in the community are described here. This book is also recommended for other professionals in other disciplines who work with children and their families." JAMH, 2009

Author Information

    By William B. Carey, MD, Director of Behavioral Pediatrics, Division of General Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA; Allen C. Crocker, MD, Program Director, Institute for Community Inclusion, Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA; Ellen Roy Elias, MD, The Children's Hospital, Denver, CO, USA; Heidi M. Feldman, MD, PhD, Ronald L. and Patricia M. Violi Professor of Child Development, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittssburgh, PA, USA and William L. Coleman, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, The Clinical Center for the Study of Development and Learning, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA

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Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, 4th Edition
  • Expert Consult
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  • 1060 Pages
  • Trim Size: 8 3/4 X 11 1/16 in
  • Imprint: Saunders
  • ISBN: 978-1-4160-3370-7
  • Copyright: 2009