Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Children With Functional Abdominal Pain and Their Parents Decreases Pain and Other Symptoms

@article{Levy2010CognitiveBehavioralTF,
  title={Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Children With Functional Abdominal Pain and Their Parents Decreases Pain and Other Symptoms},
  author={Rona L. Levy and Shelby L. Langer and Lynn S Walker and Joan M. Romano and Dennis Christie and Nader N. Youssef and Melissa M. DuPen and Andrew D Feld and Sheri A Ballard and Ericka M Welsh and Robert W. Jeffery and Melissa Young and Melissa J Coffey and W E Whitehead},
  journal={The American Journal of Gastroenterology},
  year={2010},
  volume={105},
  pages={946-956}
}
OBJECTIVES:Unexplained abdominal pain in children has been shown to be related to parental responses to symptoms. This randomized controlled trial tested the efficacy of an intervention designed to improve outcomes in idiopathic childhood abdominal pain by altering parental responses to pain and children's ways of coping and thinking about their symptoms.METHODS:Two hundred children with persistent functional abdominal pain and their parents were randomly assigned to one of two conditions—a… CONTINUE READING
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