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Creighton Physician Authors Book on Child Mental Diseases

Creighton Physician Authors Book on Child Mental Diseases

Roger A. Brumback, M.D., professor of pathology and psychiatry at Creighton University, has just published Pediatric Neuropsychiatry, the second edition of his textbook detailing the development of the human brain, mind, and personality in children.

The first edition of this book was described as a “landmark” text in a 1999 New England Journal of Medicine review.

This massive, 10-pound textbook is devoted to the study of the relationship of the nervous system and mental disease in childhood behavior and behavioral development. Epilepsy, mental retardation, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and learning disabilities are among the hundreds of topics discussed in the book’s 32 chapters.

“Since publication of the first edition, there have been many advances in the field and this book helps pediatricians, neurologists, and child psychiatrists and psychologists understand and treat nervous system, mental, and behavioral disorders of children,” said Brumback, who also serves a chair in the Department of Pathology at Creighton University Medical Center and as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Child Neurology.

According to the NEJM review, the book is on the “must have” list of anyone with a scholarly interest in the neurologic and psychiatric development and disorders of children.

Co-authored by C. Edward Coffey, M.D., professor of neurology and chair of psychiatry at Henry Ford Health System, Pediatric Neuropsychiatry is available through the publisher, LWW (, or from Barnes & Noble or

Posted: 1/9/06

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