Geared to primary care practitioners, this straightforward, practical guide focuses on evaluation and management of common pediatric neurologic conditions. Coverage includes routine disorders such as headaches, ADHD and school problems, autism, seizures, developmental delays, behavioral problems, tics, changes in gait, and dizziness, as well as neurologic conditions encountered in the emergency room. The authors address everyday questions such as how to distinguish serious from non-serious conditions, whether or not to order an EEG or MRI, what to do when a child does not respond to medication, and how to discuss common concerns with parents. Each chapter includes typical case studies.
1 Suggestions for History and Physical Examination 2 Headache 3 School Problems and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder 4 Abnormal Movements 5 Behavioral and Sleep Problems 6 Seizures, Epilepsy, and Related Disorders 7 Dizziness, Fainting, and Loss of Balance 8 Delay or Regression of Motor Development Associated with Low Muscle Tone 9 Autism and Language Disorders 10 Cerebral Palsy (Static Encephalopathy) and Related Problems 11 Abnormalities of Cranial Size and Shape, Hydrocephalus, and Spinal Dysraphism 12 Common Neurological Complications of Trauma 13 Stroke, Acute Paraparesis, and Other Serious Disorders of Acute and Subacute Onset 14 Other Important Neurological Syndromes