Catastrophizing and Parental Response to Child Symptom Complaints.

  title={Catastrophizing and Parental Response to Child Symptom Complaints.},
  author={Shelby L. Langer and Joan M. Romano and Rona L. Levy and Lynn S Walker and W E Whitehead},
  journal={Children's health care : journal of the Association for the Care of Children's Health},
  volume={38 3},
This study investigated whether catastrophic thinking about pain by children with functional abdominal pain or by their parents is associated with health outcomes in the child. Subjects were 132 parent-child dyads. Child catastrophizing predicted child depression, anxiety and functional disability. Parents' catastrophizing cognitions about their own pain… CONTINUE READING