Audrey Walker

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• Catatonia in medically ill patients is rare but often unrecognized. • Catatonia occurs with varying degrees of severity, with malignant catatonia on the severe side of the spectrum. • In the pediatric population, catatonia is exceedingly unrecognized and undertreated. • Pediatric catatonia is often associated with general medical illness, as well as(More)
There is a critical public health problem in the United States today, the problem of childhood psychiatric disorders in youngsters with physical illnesses. Currently there is a pressing need for well-trained pediatric psychosomatic medicine practitioners as well as advanced training in the field. Yet, this training does not currently exist. This article(More)
The body image is the individual's mental representation of his own body, a representation that encompasses both perceptual and ideational components. In this paper I will explore the concept of body image, its development and its relationship to self-image and object relations in children with chronic medical illness. From this discussion and with the help(More)
BACKGROUND The amount of literature published annually related to psychosomatic medicine is vast; this poses a challenge for practitioners to keep up-to-date in all but a small area of expertise. OBJECTIVES To introduce how a group process using volunteer experts can be harnessed to provide clinicians with a manageable selection of important publications(More)
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