Behavioral Problems of Children

Laeth S. Nasir, Arwa Nasir

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Behavioral problems in children are both common and underdiagnosed [1, 2]. While some of these conditions have prominent genetic or neurological contributions, it is now widely appreciated that most behavioral problems in children result from maladaptive responses to their environment. Stress, parenting issues, and family environment contribute to behavioral problems [3]. Although many may dismiss childhood behavioral problems as being benign and temporary, studies show that most adult mental health disorders first manifest in childhood, often arising from a preexisting behavioral problem [4]. The family physician plays an essential role in the early detection and treatment of childhood behavioral problems and can reduce both childhood and adult morbidity by detecting these conditions and ensuring early intervention [5].

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFamily Medicine
Subtitle of host publicationPrinciples and Practice: Eighth Edition
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9783030544416
ISBN (Print)9783030544409
StatePublished - Jan 1 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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