Archives of Disease in Childhood

Archives of Disease in Childhood (officially abbreviated Arch. Dis. Child. and sometimes ADC) is a peer reviewed medical journal of the BMJ Publishing Group Ltd in the field of paediatrics. Published in the United Kingdom, it is the official journal of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. It focuses on all aspects of child health and disease from the perinatal period (in the Fetal and Neonatal edition) through to adolescence. ADC includes original research reports, commentaries, reviews of clinical and policy issues, and evidence reports. Areas covered include: community child health, public health, epidemiology, acute paediatrics, advocacy, and ethics. New sections include: guidelines update; international health; a column written by patients about their experience with the health care system; and abstracts from Journal Watch Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. The journal has a bimonthly edition on perinatal and neonatal medicine. Four so-called Education and Practice editions each year include sections intended for continuing medical education. The journal Paediatric and Perinatal Drug Therapy was merged into ADC. The electronic archive on the journal s website

BMJ Group
United Kingdom
Impact factor
2.616 (2010)

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Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Opinion: Why too much focus on COVID-19 could be harming our children

In preparation for the COVID-19 pandemic and the anticipated overwhelming demand on hospitals, the NHS moved towards of a policy of providing only essential treatments. Doctors were asked to postpone all non-urgent clinical ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

NICU babies at risk for later mental health issues

(HealthDay)—Survivors of the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) are at an increased risk for psychiatric disorders during childhood and adolescence, according to a study recently published in Archives of Disease in Childhood.

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