ONSET OF CHRONIC ILLNESS IN CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS: Psychotherapeutic and Consultative Intervention

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Patients with disparate chronic illnesses exhibit specific and similar reactions during the onset of disease. This paper suggests the importance of psychological intervention during the initial stages of disease, and makes recommendations for psychotherapeutic and consultative management of the patient. Consideration is given to the effects of such intervention on both patient and psychotherapist.

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