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Treatment of Childhood Medical Disorders

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This chapter contains a discussion of four medical problems found in children: seizures, asthma, obesity, and hyperactivity. Although there is no common etiological thread for these four disorders, they are linked by the following: (1) they are prevalent among children; (2) the first line of therapy is generally through the pediatrician; (3) each problem can affect the child academically, socially, and medically; and (4) one of the first lines of treatment is generally the use of some pharmacological agent.

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Behavior Therapy Childhood Obesity Asthmatic Child Stimulant Medication Peak Expiratory Flow Rate 
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  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of Alabama Medical SchoolBirminghamUSA

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