Childhood Behavioral Problems

Apr 15, 2001 Issue
Conduct Disorder: Diagnosis and Treatment In Primary Care [Article]

Conduct disorder is a common childhood psychiatric problem that has an increased incidence in adolescence. The primary diagnostic features of conduct disorder include aggression, theft, vandalism, violations of rules and/or lying. For a diagnosis, these behaviors must occur for at least a six-month ...

May 15, 1999 Issue
School Problems and the Family Physician [Article]

Children with school problems pose a challenge for the family physician. A multidisciplinary team of professionals can most appropriately assess and manage complex learning problems, which are often the cause of poor school performance. The family physician's primary role in this process is to ident...

Apr 15, 1999 Issue
Treatment Guidelines for Primary Nonretentive Encopresis and Stool Toileting Refusal [Article]

Nonretentive encopresis refers to inappropriate soiling without evidence of fecal constipation and retention. This form of encopresis accounts for up to 20 percent of all cases. Characteristics include soiling accompanied by daily bowel movements that are normal in size and consistency. An organic c...

May 1, 1998 Issue
Stuttering: A Brief Review [Article]

The etiology of stuttering is controversial. The prevailing theories point to measurable neurophysical dysfunctions that disrupt the precise timing required to produce speech. Stuttering is a common disorder that usually resolves by adulthood. Almost 80 percent of children who stutter recover fluenc...

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