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Vol. 7 - Num. 2

Asthma in child and adolescent

Psychological aspects of asthma in children

AM Benéitez Maestre, W Molina Ruiz, T Camps Rubiol


Reference of this article: Benéitez Maestre AM, Molina Ruiz W, Camps Rubiol T. Psychological aspects of asthma in children. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2005;7 Supl 2:S137-149.

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Abstract

Bronchial asthma is the chronic pathology with highest prevalence in childhood, showing a progressive increase in morbidity and mortality. Emotional factors play an important role in the onset, development, duration and recovery of the asthmatic crisis. In this paper we summarize the asthmatic child's personality profile, the characteristics and influence of the family and social environment in the development of the disease, the main psychological disorders associated with asthma and the most common treatment strategies according to different psychological theories.

Keywords

Anxiety Bronchial asthma Psychological therapy

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