Chronic Illness in Children and Adolescents
Management of chronic illness in children and adolescents often is a multifaceted challenge that requires the attention and expertise of individuals ... Show synopsis Management of chronic illness in children and adolescents often is a multifaceted challenge that requires the attention and expertise of individuals from a variety of disciplines that include psychology, psychiatry, social work, and medicine. The aim of this book is to provide readers with a practical overview of the definitions, characteristics, theories and models, diagnostic and treatment indications, and relevant aspects and methods of evidence-based psychosocial treatments for chronic illness in children and adolescents. Although treatments and research for chronic conditions are reviewed in general, particular attention is directed at asthma, cancer, cystic fibrosis, diabetes mellitus, and sickle cell disease due to the high incidence of these chronic diseases among children and adolescents. Case vignettes and suggestions for further reading are provided for the interested reader. The Advances in Psychotherapy series has been developed and is edited with the support of the Society of Clinical Psychology (APA Division 12). In conjunction with the Society a system of home study continuing education courses has been developed for each book that an individual can complete on the web.