Neurobehavioral Disorders of Childhood

Neurobehavioral Disorders of Childhood Author Robert Melillo
ISBN-10 9781441912312
Year 2010-01-08
Pages 447
Language en
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media
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Attention deficit disorder, attention deficit hyperactive disorder, pervasive developmental disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, asperger's syndrome, and autism, to name but a few, may be viewed as points on a spectrum of developmental disabilities in which those points share features in common and possibly etiology as well, varying only in severity and in the primary anatomical region of dysfunctional activity. This text focuses on alterations of the normal development of the child. A working theory is presented based on what we know of the neurological and cognitive development in the context of evolution of the human species and its brain. In outlining our theory of developmental disabilities in evolutionary terms, the authors offer evidence to support the following notions: Bipedalism was the major reason for human neocortical evolution; Cognition evolved secondary and parallel to evolution of motricity; There exists an overlap of cognitive and motor symptoms; Lack of thalamo-cortical stimulation, not overstimulation, is a fundamental problem of developmental disabilities; A primary problem is dysfunctions of hemisphericity; Most conditions in this spectrum of disorders are the result of a right hemisphericity; Environment is a fundamental problem; All of these conditions are variations of the same problem; These problems are correctable; Hemisphere specific treatment is the key to success.

Disconnected Kids

Disconnected Kids Author Robert Melillo
ISBN-10 9780698179059
Year 2015-03-03
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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The proven, drug-free program to treat the cause-not just the symptoms-of autism spectrum disorders and related conditions. Each year, an estimated 1.5 million children-one out of every six-are diagnosed with autism, Asperger's syndrome, ADHD, dyslexia, and obsessive compulsive disorder. Dr. Robert Melillo brings a fundamentally new understanding to the cause of these conditions with his revolutionary Brain Balance Program(tm). It has achieved real, fully documented results that have dramatically improved the quality of life for children and their families in every aspect: behavioral, emotional, academic, and social. Disconnected Kids shows parents how to use this drug-free approach at home, including: Fully customizable exercises that target physical, sensory, and academic performance A behavior modification plan Advice for identifying food sensitivities that play a hidden role A follow-up program that helps to ensure lasting results

Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Author Dilip R. Patel
ISBN-10 9400706278
Year 2011-04-07
Pages 495
Language en
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media
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Increasingly more and more children with developmental disabilities survive into adulthood. Pediatricians and other clinicians are called upon to care for an increasing number of children with developmental disabilities in their practice and thus there is a need for a practical guide specifically written for paediatricians and primary care clinicians that addresses major concepts of neurodevelopmental pediatrics. In the United States, the specialty training leading to a conjoint board certification by the American Board of Pediatrics and American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, requires a total of 6 years of training (2 years of pediatrics, 1 year of neurology, 18 months of child neurology, 18 months of neurodevelopmental disabilities). As of December 2006, in the US, there were 241 pediatricians and 55 child neurologists certified in the subspecialty of Neurodevelopmental Disabilities. Thus most of the children with developmental disabilities are seen by pediatricians and therefore it is important for these pediatricians to be well informed of common issues in the field. The 60,000 or so pediatricians in the United States (and hundreds more in other countries) are the main target audience for a practical book on neurodevelopmental pediatrics.

Reconnected Kids

Reconnected Kids Author Robert Melillo
ISBN-10 9781101479032
Year 2011-04-05
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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Reconnected Kids is a groundbreaking guide to help parents resolve their child's behavioral problems-without medication, strife, or drama. This empowering method shows parents how to first identify their own role in their child's behavior, and then how to guide the child to focus on goals, practice lifelong good habits, and stay motivated. This insightful and whole-family approach will help parents and kids reach their full potential.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Author Russell A. Barkley
ISBN-10 9781462517725
Year 2014-03-11
Pages 898
Language en
Publisher Guilford Publications
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"This edition strives to extract from the mine of available scientific literature those nuggets of clinically important information regarding the nature, assessment, diagnosis, and management of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in children, adolescents, and adults. The revised and expanded fourth edition of this user-friendly workbook provides a master set of the assessment and treatment forms, questionnaires, and handouts. Formatted for easy photocopying, many of these materials are available from no other source. Featured are interview forms and rating scales for use with parents, teachers, and adult clients; helpful checklists and fact sheets; daily school report cards for monitoring academic progress; and more"--

Progressive Brain Disorders in Childhood

Progressive Brain Disorders in Childhood Author Juan M. Pascual
ISBN-10 9781107042056
Year 2017-04-20
Pages 512
Language en
Publisher Cambridge University Press
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A review of childhood neurodegenerative and other progressive but non-degenerative disorders to guide their diagnosis and management.

Current Management in Child Neurology

Current Management in Child Neurology Author Bernard L. Maria
ISBN-10 1607950006
Year 2009
Pages 808
Language en
Publisher PMPH-USA
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Current Management in Child Neurology, Fourth Editionaims to provide busy practitioners with standard-of-care reviews on the evaluation and treatment of the most common complaints or conditions that relate to nervous system disorders and dysfunction. The book is designed to supplement standard textbooks that provide detailed information on etiology, pathogenesis and therapeutic controversies in pediatric clinical neuroscience. This edition contains three sections and 111 chapters written by highly respected leaders in the field. It builds upon the success of previous editions by offering succinct updated reviews of the third edition chapters and several additional reviews by new authors on new topics. In the first section, Clinical Practice Trends, the reader will find data on the most common outpatient and inpatient conditions, insights into educational trends, pearls on conducting a meaningful neurologic examination, information on key Web sites and advice on excelling at the art of medicine. In The Office Visit section, subheadings are organized according to the frequency of conditions in the office or clinic setting. The section offers management reviews in headache, seizures, epilepsy, neurobehavioral disorders, school readiness, developmental delay and a range of other conditions. The final section, The Hospitalized Child, features chapters addressing current therapy issues for trauma, meningitis and encephalitis, injury to the preterm and term brains, status epilepticus and a host of other conditions associated with hospital care. Several chapters were added to this new edition, including selections on current pharmacotherapy for migraine, epilepsy and ADHD, each with practitioner-friendly tables on drugs and one chapter was added on home management of breakthrough seizures.

The Disconnected Kids Nutrition Plan

The Disconnected Kids Nutrition Plan Author Robert Melillo
ISBN-10 9780698170797
Year 2016-04-05
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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A scientifically developed program for feeding kids with special needs--based on the popular Brain Balance Program Dr. Robert Melillo’s Brain Balance program has helped thousands of families across the country, offering a drug-free, scientifically based method for addressing a wide range of conditions, including autism spectrum disorders and ADHD. In this new book, he presents the nutritional side of the Brain Balance Program, featuring guidelines, tips, and kid-friendly recipes based on the latest scientific research on how food affects the brain. Designed to help busy parents feed picky kids in a beneficial way, the book will show readers how to: • Recognize the difference between a fussy eater and a problem eater. • Ease the sensory issues that make for mealtime mayhem. • Identify food sensitivities using a simple elimination diet. • Choose supplements that will help ensure adequate daily amounts of the specific vitamins and minerals important to brain health. • Prepare delicious, healthy meals that will pass the taste test of even the most finicky eaters. • Understand how the brain plays a primary role in many dietary and nutritional issue including food sensitivities. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Psychopathology of Childhood and Adolescence

Psychopathology of Childhood and Adolescence Author Andrew S. Davis, PhD
ISBN-10 9780826109286
Year 2012-12-20
Pages 864
Language en
Publisher Springer Publishing Company
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This text presents a comprehensive overview of the psychopathological disorders of childhood and adolescence from a brain-based perspective. Based upon the highly respected Handbook of Pediatric Neuropsychology, this text covers all of the major pediatric disorders described in the DSM-IV-TR, while also offering hard-to-find coverage of childhood cognitive disorders that have not been addressed sufficiently in the DSM and other child psychopathology texts. Each chapter includes the etiology of each disorder (including genetics), its prevalence, clinical presentation, assessment considerations, and evidence-based treatments. Additionally, the volume features all-new material on neuroimaging in diagnosis and a comprehensive, real-life case study for each disorder to enhance student and clinician understanding. Designed for graduate-level courses in child and adolescent psychopathology, this affordable text will also be a convenient resource for clinicians. Key Features: Presents a current, comprehensive overview of pychopathological disorders of childhood and adolescence from a brain-based perspective Includes cognitive disorders in children not well-covered in the DSM and other texts, including traumatic brain injury, seizures, pediatric HIV and other infectious conditions, fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, and perinatal-related complications Provides comprehensive case studies in each chapter, giving students a real-world understanding of assessment and diagnosis Addresses proposed changes to be included in the DSM-V Covers all-new material on neuroimaging in diagnosis

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders DSM 5

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders  DSM 5   Author American Psychiatric Association
ISBN-10 9780890425572
Year 2013-05-22
Pages 991
Language en
Publisher American Psychiatric Pub
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This new edition of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5®), used by clinicians and researchers to diagnose and classify mental disorders, is the product of more than 10 years of effort by hundreds of international experts in all aspects of mental health. Their dedication and hard work have yielded an authoritative volume that defines and classifies mental disorders in order to improve diagnoses, treatment, and research. The criteria are concise and explicit, intended to facilitate an objective assessment of symptom presentations in a variety of clinical settings -- inpatient, outpatient, partial hospital, consultation-liaison, clinical, private practice, and primary care. New features and enhancements make DSM-5® easier to use across all settings: The chapter organization reflects a lifespan approach, with disorders typically diagnosed in childhood (such as neurodevelopmental disorders) at the beginning of the manual, and those more typical of older adults (such as neurocognitive disorders) placed at the end. Also included are age-related factors specific to diagnosis. The latest findings in neuroimaging and genetics have been integrated into each disorder along with gender and cultural considerations. The revised organizational structure recognizes symptoms that span multiple diagnostic categories, providing new clinical insight in diagnosis. Specific criteria have been streamlined, consolidated, or clarified to be consistent with clinical practice (including the consolidation of autism disorder, Asperger's syndrome, and pervasive developmental disorder into autism spectrum disorder; the streamlined classification of bipolar and depressive disorders; the restructuring of substance use disorders for consistency and clarity; and the enhanced specificity for major and mild neurocognitive disorders). Dimensional assessments for research and validation of clinical results have been provided. Both ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM codes are included for each disorder, and the organizational structure is consistent with the new ICD-11 in development. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition, is the most comprehensive, current, and critical resource for clinical practice available to today's mental health clinicians and researchers of all orientations. The information contained in the manual is also valuable to other physicians and health professionals, including psychologists, counselors, nurses, and occupational and rehabilitation therapists, as well as social workers and forensic and legal specialists.

Treating Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorders

Treating Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorders Author Douglas W. Woods
ISBN-10 9781593854805
Year 2007
Pages 287
Language en
Publisher Guilford Press
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Grounded in a comprehensive model of Tourette syndrome (TS) and related disorders, this state-of-the-art volume provides a multidisciplinary framework for assessment and treatment. Leading authorities present the latest knowledge on the neurobehavioral underpinnings of TS, its clinical presentation, and how to distinguish it from frequently encountered co-occurring disorders, such as obsessive-compulsive disorder and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Strategies for managing symptoms and providing effective support to children and families are thoroughly detailed, with an emphasis on integrating medication and psychosocial therapies. Several chapters also address clinical work with adults with TS. User friendly and practical, the book includes three reproducible assessment tools.

Autism

Autism Author Robert Melillo
ISBN-10 9781101618998
Year 2012-12-31
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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From the bestselling author of Disconnected Kids, a clear and compassionate explanation of the causes of the autism epidemic—and a scientifically based approach for prevention and treatment. As he travels the country helping parents and children cope with neurological disorders, Dr. Robert Melillo is always asked one question: Why? Why are autism rates exploding? But an equally important question always follows: What can we do about it as a society—and what can I do to help my child? In this candid, research-based, practical book, Dr. Melillo presents the latest scientific explanation for how we got here and proven, drug-free strategies that parents can employ to help prevent, detect, and address the autism epidemic for themselves and their families. With honesty and compassion, Dr. Melillo explains what the latest scientific research tells us about the role of genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors, dispelling myths and replacing them with the facts. In addition, he presents early warning signs, a prevention plan for parents-to-be, and an intervention program for babies and young children.

Pediatric Neurology

Pediatric Neurology Author Kenneth F. Swaiman
ISBN-10 9780323033657
Year 2006
Pages 2407
Language en
Publisher Elsevier Health Sciences
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This Gold Standard in clinical child neurology presents the entire specialty in the most comprehensive, authoritative, and clearly written fashion. Its clinical focus, along with relevant science, throughout is directed at both the experienced clinician and the physician in training. New editor, Dr. Ferriero brings expertise in neonatal neurology to the Fourth Edition. New chapters: Pathophysiology of Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy, Congenital Disorders of Glycosylation, Pediatric Neurotransmitter Diseases, Neurophysiology of Epilepsy, Genetics of Epilepsy, Pediatric Neurorehabilitation Medicine, Neuropsychopharmacology, Pain and Palliative Care Management, Ethical Issues in Child Neurology

Pediatric Neuropsychology Second Edition

Pediatric Neuropsychology  Second Edition Author Keith Owen Yeates
ISBN-10 9781606234662
Year 2009-11-19
Pages 540
Language en
Publisher Guilford Press
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The most comprehensive, authoritative reference of its kind, this acclaimed work examines a wide range of acquired, congenital, and developmental brain disorders and their impact on children’s neuropsychological functioning. Leading experts present state-of-the-art knowledge about how each condition affects the developing brain; the nature and severity of associated cognitive, behavioral, and psychosocial impairments; and effective approaches to clinical evaluation and treatment planning. New to This Edition *Reflects significant scientific advances. *An additional coeditor, Bruce F. Pennington. *Chapters on math, reading, and language disabilities; attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder; autism; and intellectual disabilities. *Medical disorders not covered in prior edition: acute disseminated encephalomyelitis and multiple sclerosis; tuberous sclerosis; childhood stroke; and fetal alcohol syndrome. *A chapter on evidence-based neuropsychological interventions.

Child Neuropsychology

Child Neuropsychology Author Jonathan Reed
ISBN-10 9781444357189
Year 2011-08-26
Pages 496
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Based on the most up-to-date research, Child Neuropsychology is a thorough and accessible guide to the key concepts and basic processes central to neuropsychological assessment and child evaluation. Essays by leading experts in the field cover basic neuropsychological functions and related disorders in the context of brain development in gestation, infancy, and childhood. Divided into three sections, the text begins with clear definitions of the concepts and methodology of brain development in infant and child neuropsychology. Section two examines normal and abnormal functional development and its impact on language, memory, and perception. The final section considers professional practice and provides valuable insights into the special problems of neuropsychological assessment of infants and children in clinical and educational settings.