Children with Recurrent Abdominal Pain: How Do They Grow Up?Br Med J 1973; 3 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.3.5870.7 (Published 07 July 1973) Cite this as: Br Med J 1973;3:7
- John Apley,
- Barbara Hale
The results of treatment by reassurance and explanation of 30 children with recurrent abdominal pain have been compared with those in a group of 30 children seen earlier and given no such treatment. Most of the 19 treated children who responded to treatment did so more quickly than the untreated ones, and relapse did not occur in the treated group.