Children and Chronic Illness
Friday's Progress Notes - February 18, 2000
Mental Health Information - Vol. 4 Issue 5
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1. Unmet needs in children with chronic illness
2. Promoting resilience in youth with chronic illness
3. Tools for kids who cope with chronic conditions
4. Guide for parents with a child who has cancer
5. Diagnosis and treatment of pediatric depression
6. Treatment of families with chronically ill family members
7. Bipolar disorder in children and teens
8. Diagnosis and treatment of ADHD
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- Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Family Counseling: Family Involvement, Assessment, Closure, and Ethical Issues
- Recreating Partnership Couples Therapy
- Alcohol Problems in Intimate Relationships
- Motivational Interviewing as a Counseling Style
- Treating Difficult Adolescents
- Adolescent Girls: Development and Treatment Issues
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- Supervision: Issues in Clinical Supervision
- Ethical and Legal Issues in Psychotherapy
- PTSD: Treating Adults, Adolescents, and Children
- Eating Disorders, Obesity, and Other Eating-Related Problems
- Borderline Personality Disorder
- OCD: The Secret Childhood Epidemic
- Focus on Child Sexual Abuse
According to recent studies, about 15% to 18% of children in the United States have a chronic health condition. The presence of a chronic condition or disability affects all family members. Often, the psychosocial needs of the various family members are overlooked, and these children and families are at greater risk for developing mental health problems.
Today's newsletter focuses on issues related to children and chronic illness.
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John L. Miller, MD
Shared Vision: Concordance Among Fathers, Mothers, and Pediatricians About Unmet Needs of Children With Chronic Conditions
This study emphasizes the need parents have for information about their child's condition and treatment and its implications for the family.
2. US DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Promoting Resilience in Youth with Chronic Conditions
This monograph discusses the impact of chronic illness and disability on families, family-centered care, family assessment, and promoting healthy family functioning. (The monograph is in PDF format, and you will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader to access the document.)
3. STARLIGHT CHILDREN'S FOUNDATION
Starlight Programs Help Children Cope With Chronic Illness
Starlight brings together experts from pediatric health care, technology and entertainment to create programs that educate, entertain and inspire seriously ill children.
4. NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH (NIH)
Young People With Cancer: A Handbook for Parents
This very comprehensive guide is designed to answer common questions about cancer in the young.
5. NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE
Pediatric Considerations for Depression
Information on assessment and diagnosis, intervention, and management.
6. NATIONAL INFORMATION CENTER FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH WITH DISABILITIES
Children with Disabilities: Understanding Sibling Issues
The birth of a child with a disability or chronic illness, or the discovery that a child has a disability, has a profound effect on a family. Children suddenly must adjust to a brother or sister who, because of their condition, may require a large portion of family time, attention, money, and psychological support
7. NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
Child and Adolescent Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar disorder, also called manic-depressive illness, can occur in children and adolescents.
8. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH
Information on treatment options, strategies for coping, and sources of information and support.
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