This book presents the advances in the therapeutic care of infants, children, and adolescents in all areas of pediatrics (including medical therapy, surgery of all types, preventive medicine, adolescent gynecology, and behavioral issues). Readers will benefit from succinct essays on proper treatment for a wide of disorders, rationales to support suggested therapies, guidelines as to when not to treat a presenting symptom, and the associated risks and complications of therapy. It offers a section on fluids and electrolytes, providing direct guidance in this critical area. Features infectious disease. Includes more psychological and psychosocial material, including depression, psychosis, children of divorced parents, coping with the death of a loved one, children of homeless and battered women, and diet fads.