By Inge Seiffge-Krenke
This empirically established ebook specializes in ordinary stressors, person and relatives coping innovations, and psychosocial effects linked to diabetes. a number of case experiences illustrate the trouble of balancing normative improvement and adherence to the healing routine. the combo of concept, examine, and perform warrantly the attraction of this ebook to a global viewers of complicated undergraduate and postgraduate scholars and pros in developmental and medical psychology, pediatric medication and different healthcare execs considering the care of chronically in poor health young people.
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1986), which have also been found in psychiatric patients and physically healthy adolescents. The widespread use of denial strategies by chronically ill adolescents has been documented in many studies and has also been found to exist on the interpersonal level, for example, in the collaboration between patient, family, and physician (Reiser, 1987; Erlich, 1987). Aside from these relatively common defensive strategies, uniform coping strategies, such as cognitive and emotional coping efforts, have been found for different types of illnesses.
These results seem to support Stein and Jessop’s (1982) noncategorical approach, which assumes that the mere presence of a chronic illness places certain burdens on the afﬂicted adolescents and their families. Still, it is important to consider how prevalence rates vary across illness groups. , 1993). While externalizing symptoms, such as problem behavior, can be operationalized quite well, internalizing symptoms are considerably more difﬁcult to assess. This is partly because of the high comorbidity of internalizing symptoms, such as anxiety disorders or depression.
Critical Life Events and Normative Stressors A chronic illness, because of the stress and demands it imposes, represents a massive intrusion into an individual’s life. , Brand, Johnson, & Johnson, 1986). , 1990). To some extent, these contradictory findings result from the failure to distinguish stressful everyday events from critical life events. Furthermore, a stressor might not affect the medical course of an illness or coping directly; rather, the effects may be mediated by other variables (such as the patient’s age) or buffered (as by social support).
Diabetic Adolescents and their Families: Stress, Coping, and Adaptation by Inge Seiffge-Krenke