This comprehensive, up-to-date directory provides parents and caregivers with
comprehensive and useful information about common Pediatric Conditions, Disorders,
Diseases and Disabilities.
This seventh 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.
This carefully written directory is divided into four sections:
• Section I: Disorders:
This section includes 212 major disorder chapters that comprise more than 265 specific disorders, diseases, or conditions. They are arranged in alphabetical order, from Achondroplasia to Wilson Disease. Each chapter begins with an extensive description, written in understandable language. The descriptions in this fifth edition have been carefully reviewed and revised by medical professionals to include the most up-to-date methods of diagnoses and treatment. Each description includes: Disorder name and synonyms; Primary symptoms; Physical findings; Related Disorders; Cause: Body system affected; Standard treatment.
• Section II: General Resources:
this section includes 1,019 resources, including Government Agencies, National Associations, State Agencies, Support Groups, Newsletters, Books, Magazines, Camps and Wish Foundations. These may not be limited to a specific disorder, but offer information and support for categories of disorders.
• Section III: The Human Body:
This educational element is comprised of 14 detailed descriptions of body systems or medical categories. This section is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of the human body, enabling the user to broaden his or her understanding of how a particular disorder affects a specific body system(s) and further, how it may relate to the body as a whole. It includes twelve specific body systems, from Cardiovascular to Urologic, plus two additional chapters: Human Cells and Child Growth & Development
• Section IV: Glossaries:
This guide to medical terminology provides important navigational tips and more than 200 commonly used medical prefixes, roots, and suffixes to help readers decipher terms they may encounter in the disorder descriptions, or in other resources they are using. The Second Glossary includes medical acronyms, especially as the relate to vaccines
• Section IV: Indexes:
The Complete Directory for Pediatric Disorders also includes three indexes: Entry Index, Subject Index and Geographic Index. Also included is a Glossary of Medical Prefixes, Suffixes and Roots.
For ease of use, each entry is cross-referenced to appropriate listings in
Whether in print or online, the completely updated Complete Directory for Pediatric Disorders will provide immediate access to information crucial to families and caregivers when coping with children's illnesses.