reviewer image Dr. Barbara Whitman

Barbara Y. Whitman, PhD, is professor of pediatrics at St. Louis University School of Medicine, where she has worked in the field of developmental pediatrics for over 30 years. She has done a number of studies into the behavioral and psychiatric characteristics and the management as well as biological interventions for persons with genetic syndromes, including Prader Willi syndrome and attention deficit disorders. Dr. Whitman has coauthored several books including When a Parent Is Mentally Retarded, Attention Deficit Disorders and Hyperactivity in Children, Management of Prader Willi Syndrome, and most recently the third edition of The Dictionary of Developmental Disabilities Terminology.

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