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How Parents Can Help Teens Cope With Chronic Illness - Paradigm Malibu

Helping Teens Cope With Chronic Illness

Navigating the teenage years with a chronic illness or disability. This is a developmental period when peer relationships and fitting in are especially important, and chronic illness can complicate that. Teenagers are also wrangling with their self-esteem and their sense of themselves as independent people during this developmental stage, and dealing with a chronic illness…

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Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy: A Fraudulent Illness - Paradigm Malibu

What is Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy?

It’s not uncommon for mental illnesses to present with physical symptoms. People who have depression may feel fatigued and experience headaches. People with anxiety might have stomach aches or sweat excessively. What is uncommon is for mental illness to cause physical symptoms in someone other than the person who has the mental illness. But that’s…

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