Brief intervention effective for children with abdominal pain

Participation in a short social learning and cognitive behavioral therapy program for children with persistent abdominal pain was associated with significant decreases in severity of symptoms and better pain-coping responses 12 months later, a study found. University of Washington researchers noted that parental solicitous responses to children’s symptoms and maladaptive beliefs on pediatric pain were lower among parents in the therapy intervention than those who received education and support. News (1/4)

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