The psychology of chronic childhood illness

E.P. Sein, E.J Eastham, I.Kolvin

In: Recent Advances in Clinical Psychiatry 1988; 6:101-110

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Reprinted from Recent Advances in Clinical Psychiatry Volume 6, K. Granville-Grossman (ed),"The psychology of chronic childhood illness", E.P. Sein, E.J Eastham, I.Kolvin, pp. 101-110, (©Churchill Livingston, 1988),


There is an increasing awareness amongst paediatricians, chid psychiatrists and their colleagues of the necessity for a better appreciation of the psychological aspects of chronic medial illness in childhood. This is allied to the recent advances in the medical management of many diseases which, previously, were often fatal.

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