n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Psychiatric aspects of chronic physical illness in adolescence : main article
|Article Title||Psychiatric aspects of chronic physical illness in adolescence : main article|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||CME : Your SA Journal of CPD|
|Publication Date||May 2007|
|Pages||212 - 214|
|Keyword(s)||Adolescence, Chronic physical illness, Differential diagnosis and Psychiatric aspects|
More and more children with chronic diseases are surviving into adolescence and adulthood.
Adolescence represents a period of increased risk for a number of psychiatric disorders.
There is an increased prevalence of psychiatric disorder in youth with chronic physical illnesses.
Emotional and behavioural problems can have a significant impact on the morbidity and mortality associated with chronic physical illness.
The rate of treatment non-adherence in this population is approximately 50%.
Adolescents with chronic physical illness are less likely to display antisocial behaviour and substance abuse, but are more likely to have experienced sexual abuse.
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