The Complete Directory for Pediatric Disorders
"The Complete Directory for Pediatric Disorders is a valuable resource for medical, consumer health, and large public libraries."
-ARBA

"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."
-Doody Publishing

"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

The Complete Directory for Pediatric Disorders
2017/18 Edition


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Pub. Date: May 2017
Softcover: 1,000 pages
ISBN: 978-1-68217-360-2
Price: $165.00
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The Complete Directory for Pediatric Disorders, 2017/18 provides current, understandable medical information, resources and support services for 213 pediatric disorders. A repeat winner of the National Health Information Awards “Honoring the Nation’s Best Consumer Health Information Programs and Materials” award, this reference work provides vital information for afflicted children and their support network, including family, friends, and medical professionals. This reference work includes 8,837 listings, and each listing has updated contact data – address, phone, fax, web site, e-mail – and helpful descriptions. Users will find 6,366 fax numbers, 5,955 e-mail addresses, 7,898 web sites and 14,325 key executives – many more data points than the last edition.

The disorders and issues covered 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 cancer to nightmares.

Violence by Children and Teenagers is a new chapter in this edition. Criminal behavior by children and teenagers doubled since the 1980s, and this content addresses cause and treatment.

The front matter for The Complete Directory for Pediatric Disorders includes:
Two glossaries. The first is a guide to medical terminology that 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 they relate to vaccines.

Guidelines for Obtaining Additional Information and Research. These guidelines assist parents and caregivers who are interested in obtaining more information on such diverse topics as physicians who specialize in certain pediatric disorders, accredited hospitals, approved drugs or medical devices for certain pediatric conditions, or current clinical trials that are investigating possible new therapies for particular diseases.

A valuable list of Disorders by Biologic System.

An article titled The Health Impact of Childhood Bullying Can Last a Lifetime, which explains the long-term effects that bullying can have on an individual.

This directory is a one-stop resource, enabling professionals and the families they serve to obtain immediate, important information from one comprehensive source. It is organized into six detailed sections: