2014, Cilt 27, Sayı 3, Sayfa(lar) 159-165
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Common physiological and behavioral problems in infants and children: What primary care physicians need to know
Petek GENÇ KAYIRAN, Sinan Mahir KAYIRAN, Berkan GÜRAKAN
Department of Pediatrics, American Hospital, Nisantasi, Istanbul, Turkey
Anahtar Kelimeler: Behavioral problems, Children, Identification, Primary care

While some parents arrive at the physician's office with concerns about their child's behavior, others are unaware of their child's physiological and behavioral problems until they are asked specific questions about their child's conduct. An understanding of the child's physiological and temperamental factors, together with an assessment of the settings in which the behaviors occur are critical for the physician to provide a successful treatment plan, as are events preceding the behavior, and consequences of the behavior. Physicians must therefore ascertain potential problems and identify contributing factors in order to recommend specific interventions, or refer the child to the appropriate specialist. This article reviews common physiological and behavioral problems of children so that primary care physicians can effectively aid families in identifying problem behaviors and promoting appropriate behaviors.

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