Surviving chronic physical illness: psychosocial outcome in adult life.

  title={Surviving chronic physical illness: psychosocial outcome in adult life.},
  author={Jeff Gledhill and Lourdes Rangel and Elena M. Garralda},
  journal={Archives of disease in childhood},
  volume={83 2},
Recent advances in physical treatments have changed the implications of receiving a diagnosis of chronic physical illness in childhood. Individuals with disorders such as diabetes, cystic fibrosis, renal failure, and cancer, who may previously have had a limited life expectancy are now surviving into adulthood. During childhood, chronic physical illness confers an increased risk of emotional and behavioural disorders, although the majority of children and families successfully adapt to the… CONTINUE READING
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