Cardiac Disorders

1. Supraventricular tachycardia. In infants, may present with irritability, poor feeding, tachypnea, and diaphoresis.

2. Congestive heart failure. In addition to fussiness, infant may present with failure to thrive, poor feeding, tachycardia, diaphoresis, cough, or tachypnea.

I. Behavioral Disorders. Infants with certain temperaments or behavioral responses (eg, poor adaptability, withdrawal, irregular biologic functions) may cry excessively.

1. Overstimulation. May result in persistent crying.

2. Sleep (partial) awakenings. More common in second half of the first year.

3. Sleep terrors. Sleep disorder common in young children.

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