Millions of kids suffer from chronic illnesses like asthma, diabetes, and ADHD, to name just a few. Other kids whose parents and siblings suffer from a chronic illnesses are also affected. Diseases and disorders transform the experience of childhood, forcing kids to confront adult concerns that we wish they could avoid. Living with Diseases and Disorders provides reliable facts about some of the most significant chronic illnesses, including multiple sclerosis, cancer, Crohn's disease, and more. The books discuss symptoms and treatments while also offering reassuring tips and advice about how to manage the disorders and have the best life possible.
Heather Pelletier, Ph.D., is a pediatric staff psychologist at Rhode Island Hospital/Hasbro Children's Hospital with a joint appointment as a clinical assistant professor in the departments of Psychiatry and Human Behavior and Pediatrics at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She is also the director of behavioral pain medicine in the division of Children's Integrative therapies, Pain management and Supportive care (CHIPS) in the department of Pediatrics at Hasbro Children's Hospital. Dr. Pelletier provides clinical services to children in various medical specialty clinics at Hasbro Children's Hospital, including the pediatric gastroenterology, nutrition, and liver disease clinics.
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