This eighth edition of The Complete Directory for Pediatric Disorders provides current, understandable medical information, resources and support services for 212 pediatric disorders. A winner of the 17th Annual National Health Information Awards “Honoring the Nation's Best Consumer Health Information Programs and Materials,” this reference work provides vital information for afflicted children and their support network, including family, friends, and medical professionals.
The 212 disorders in this directory have been determined to be most prevalent in the pediatric population, ages 0-18. They include both physical and mental conditions, and range from life- threatening cancers to less serious disorders such as anxiety, allergies, and nightmares
Social Anxiety Disorder is a brand new chapter describing a condition that becomes evident as children enter school, but that can affect children as young as 2 or 3 years. Fear of failure combined with early experiences and genetics can cause paralyzing anxiety that makes it difficult for affected children to perform everyday activities, such as eating and playing, in front of others. This chapter describes the disorder, related disorders such as Selective Mutism, symptoms and treatment, and lists dozens of resources designed to help children and family affected by this condition.
The chapter on Eating Disorders now includes Restrictive Eating and Orthorexia (obsessed with the purity of food). As adults continue their quest toward physical perfection inside and out, so too do our children; the added material in this directory will be immensely helpful in coping with these debilitating conditions.
The Hearing Impairments chapter now has detailed information on Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL), which can be caused by not only rock concerts, but also by the sounds caused by equipment such as leaf blowers and lawn mowers.
Preventable Childhood Diseases has been expanded to include HPV (Human Papillomavirus), the common sexually transmitted disease (STD) which affects children as young as 11 years. The HPV vaccine, first licensed in 2006, prevents the disease, which can cause cervical cancer in women, and other cancers in both sexes. This chapter also includes additional content on Influenza (Flu), and Meningococcal and Pneumococcal disease.
The Complete Directory for Pediatric Disorders is an extraordinarily useful reference tool for Hospital Discharge Coordinators, Social Service Departments, State and Local Agencies and a helpful guide in Public Library reference collections.
Disorders by Biologic System
Age-Related Reactions to a Traumatic Event
Fact and Figures
Section I: Pediatric Disorders
Section II: General Resources
Section III: The Human Body
Section IV: Glossary
Section V: Guidelines for Additional Resources
Section VI: Indexes
"This type of reference should be widely available—in general and medical libraries, pediatricians' offices, and anywhere children receive care and service… This is a valuable resource for anyone wishing to provide parents and caregivers with an understandable description of any of the disorders included, and information about support groups and available resources… This directory will continue to serve its intended audience very well."
"Since this volume has arrived at the Clearinghouse, it has been used almost daily. If you operate a consumer health library, this reference book is highly recommended."
-Illinois Early Childhood Intervention Clearinghouse