Clinical Guide to Pediatric Sleep: Diagnosis and Management of Sleep Problems, 2nd Edition

A Clinical Guide to Pediatric SleepBy

  • Jodi A Mindell PhD Professor of Psychology, Director, Graduate Program in Psychology, Saint Joseph’s University; Associate Director, Sleep Center, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
  • Judith A Owens MD, MPH Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Alpert Medical School at Brown University, Hasbro Children’s Hospital, Providence, RI

Written for busy primary care practitioners, this book is a practical clinical guide to common pediatric sleep disorders and their treatment. Information is organized by specific disorder and by the most frequent presenting complaints. Symptom-based algorithms will enable practitioners to evaluate sleep complaints in a stepwise manner. Other features include symptom checklists for specific disorders and chapters on sleep problems in special populations. Appendices provide practical tools for screening for sleep problems, evaluating sleep studies, and counseling families.

This edition includes updated ICSD-2 and ICD-10 diagnostic criteria and new and revised American Academy of Sleep Medicine Standards of Practice guidelines. Other highlights include new chapters on sleep hygiene and sleep enuresis, updated and expanded chapters on all sleep disorders, and up-to-date information on sleep medications and sleep in special populations.

A companion Website will offer parent handouts for each age group and each sleep disorder, as well as screening questionnaires and sleep diaries.

Key Features

  • NEW: Includes the new sleep scoring system established by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine in 2007 which is now to be used by all accredited sleep centers
  • NEW: Incorporates new American Academy of Sleep Medicine published standards of practice guidelines in major areas such as bedtime problems/night wakings and circadian rhythm disorders including delayed sleep phase syndrome
  • NEW: Updated ICSD-2 and ICD-10 diagnostic criteria throughout book
  • NEW: New chapters on sleep hygiene and sleep enuresis
  • NEW: Updated and expanded chapters on all sleep disorders
  • NEW: Up-to-date information on sleep medications and sleep in special populations
  • Appendices provide practical tools the primary care practitioner can use to screen for sleep problems, evaluate sleep studies, and provide information and resources for families
  • Chapter on sleep problems in special populations, including conditions like ADHD
  • Symptom checklist for specific disorders
  • Symptom-based algorithms enable the primary care practitioner to evaluate sleep complaints in a stepwise fashion

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