At the end of her 15-minute visit, Mrs. Jeffries ask you, “What can I do about Suzy? She has no friends and spends all her time alone in her room when she comes home from school.”
James’ father suddenly breaks into tears. “I’m worried because I had to go to a special school, and now Jimmy Jr. can’t read and they want to keep him back in second grade.”
There’s no escaping it: Families will bring their behavior and development concerns to you whether you are looking for them or not.
Psychosocial problems are increasingly identified in pediatric practice (
At the same time, pediatricians are pressed to become...