Functional Symptoms in Pediatric Disease

A Clinical Guide

  • Ran D.¬†Anbar

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Recognition of Functional Symptoms in Children

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. F. Ralph Berberich, Laurence Irwin Sugarman
      Pages 3-14
    3. Arvind I. Srinath, Susan A. Turner, Eva Szigethy
      Pages 59-85
    4. Anna J. Nichols, Ted A. Grossbart
      Pages 97-111
    5. Juan L. Sotomayor Jr.
      Pages 113-131
    6. Lamia P. Barakat, Lauren C. Daniel, Richard H. Sills
      Pages 145-156
    7. Murray H. Passo, Lara H. Huber
      Pages 157-173
    8. Robert Roger Lebel
      Pages 191-199
    9. Robert K. Kanter, Regina J. Lozito-Yorton
      Pages 225-235
    10. Paula A. Madrid, Robert K. Kanter
      Pages 237-247
  3. Treatment of Functional Symptoms in Children

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 249-249
    2. Daniela B. Colognori, Kathleen Herzig, Laura C. Reigada, Alycia Leiby, Carrie Masia Warner
      Pages 269-284
    3. Moshe S. Torem
      Pages 319-330
    4. Anjana Kundu, Rosalie F. Tassone
      Pages 331-342
    5. Carisa K. Perry-Parrish, Erica M. S. Sibinga
      Pages 343-352
    6. Luke A. Probst, Jeni L. Burgess
      Pages 373-416
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 437-452

About this book


Many children with medical conditions fail to improve despite physicians' best efforts. Sometimes, we ascribe this failure to lack of adherence to therapy, or to the severity of the condition. What we often fail to appreciate, however, is that sometimes the lack of improvement can be explained by the patients' psychological states. The first section of Functional Symptoms in Pediatric Disease: A Clinical Guide teaches children's health care providers to recognize functional symptoms that can complicate organic disease, as well as symptoms that are believed to be purely functional in origin. Literature reviews, case studies and quizzes are provided in each chapter, with video demonstrations included in some of the chapters. The second section of the book will help clinicians differentiate the patients for whom referral to a mental health provider is mandatory from those for whom other approaches may be useful. For the latter group, the book teaches clinicians to empower themselves by learning how to incorporate various therapies for functional disorders into their practice, including biofeedback, basic cognitive behavioral therapy techniques, hypnosis, acupressure, yoga and meditation. Practical strategies for obtaining training in these modalities are provided in the appendix. Useful for practicing clinicians including pediatricians, family practitioners, pediatric subspecialists, child psychiatrists, psychologists, other mental health care providers and practitioners of alternative and complementary medicine, Functional Symptoms in Pediatric Disease: A Clinical Guide is an important new book that will help children's health care providers consider the possible impact of functional contributions to the clinical presentation of their patients.


Behavioral Therapy Children Functional Symptoms Hypnosis Pediatric Disease Pharmacology

Editors and affiliations

  • Ran D.¬†Anbar
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PediatricsSUNY Upstate Medical UniversitySyracuseUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4899-8073-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4899-8074-8
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