Crying, excessive (0-6 months)
Infants instinctively cry to communicate hunger, thirst, discomfort, tiredness, or loneliness. However, excessive crying may suggest a disorder that requires treatment.
Reviewed By: Neil K. Kaneshiro, MD, MHA, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.
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