Perspectives on the clinical significance of functional pain syndromes in children
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CitationBasch, Molly C, Erika T Chow, Deirdre E Logan, Neil L Schechter, and Laura E Simons. 2015. “Perspectives on the clinical significance of functional pain syndromes in children.” Journal of Pain Research 8 (1): 675-686. doi:10.2147/JPR.S55586. http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/JPR.S55586.
AbstractFunctional pain syndromes (FPS) characterize a subset of individuals who experience pain and related symptoms and disability without clear structural or disease etiology. In the pediatric population, FPS hold high clinical importance due to significant prevalence rates and potential to persist into adulthood. Although extensive research has been executed to disambiguate FPS, the syndromes that fall within its spectrum remain conceptually complex and sometimes ill-defined. This paper provides an overview of available research on the classification and multifaceted etiology of FPS in youth and their effects on interpersonal, psychological, and familial function. Vital aspects of a successful multidisciplinary approach to treating this population are described; however, it is evident that future research requires more longitudinal studies.
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