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studies, clinical breakthroughs and other important information
from the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology.
This case highlights the benefits of assessing and treating childhood chronic abdominal pain from a biopsychosocial perspective. Intervening to address biological factors while providing coping skills and environmental support to encourage functioning offers the greatest likelihood of positive treatment outcomes and decreased disability.
As the number of children with inherited gastrointestinal conditions grows, so do the treatment options at Children’s Mercy.
Because chronic abdominal pain is often the result of complex interactions between the mind and body, finding the source of the pain, along with a solution, is often a frustrating endeavor for both physicians and patients.
Approximately 50 percent of children and adolescents with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) don’t follow treatment regimens as prescribed, creating a host of complex health issues related to poor compliance and disease management.