ERIC Number: ED150804
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Psychosomatic Diabetic Children and Their Families.
Examined was the nature of "psychosomatic" diabetes in children-a condition resistant to treatment and thought to be triggered by emotional upheaval. Continuous blood samples taken during the child's viewing parental conflict indicated that the psychosomatic diabetics were different in their stress reactions than control groups. Results of family task interviews also indicated characteristics of family interactions (such as undue overprotectiveness and extreme rigidity) as well as patterns of family conflict (including triangulation, the splitting of the spouses and the pressure on the child to choose sides). (CL)
Descriptors: Diabetes, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Disturbances, Family Problems, Family Relationship, Physiology, Psychosomatic Disorders, Special Health Problems, Stress Variables
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Rockville, MD.
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