Letters Managing chronic pain in children and adolescents

Effective responses are possible with non-evidence based clinical practice

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7416.681-b (Published 18 September 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:681
  1. Philip Dutton, consultant clinical psychologist (maternal and child health) (pdutton@synapse2000.co.uk)
  1. Dollar, Central Scotland FK14 7ZA

    EDITOR—Eccleston and Malleson highlighted the embarrassing lack of data on managing chronic pain in children but also the apparent ignorance and confusion surrounding the topic.1 Families, I agree, can be unnecessarily offended by labels such as psychosomatic, wrongly perceiving this to mean all in the mind if labels are misapplied, …

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