Stomachaches and Anxiety in Children

When My Stomach Hurts, Is it All in My Head? Pediatric Pain-Related Functional Gastrointestinal Disorder

Caroline Elder Danda, PhD
www.carolinedanda.com
Prairie Village and Overland Park, Kansas

Dr. Danda discusses pediatric pain-related functional gastrointestinal disorders and their connection to anxiety disorders.

She is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for children, adolescents, and adults. Her practice serves the Greater Kansas City and Johnson County areas.

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Schurman, J. V., Danda, C. E., Friesen, C. A., Hyman, P. E. Simon, S. D., & Cocjin, J. T. (2008). Variations in psychological profile among children with recurrent abdominal pain. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, 15, 241-251.

Resources for Families

International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD)

IFFGD: About Kids and Teens GI Health

Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America
   
Information for Kids and Teens

Conquering Your Child's Chronic Pain: A Pediatrician's Guide for Reclaiming a Normal Childhood, by Lonnie K. Zeltzer and Christina Blackett Schlank (William Morrow Paperbacks, 2005)

Interviewed by Jean Kaplan Teichroew, ADAA Director of Communications

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