multimodal rehabilitation: a mind-body family-based intervention for children and adolescents impaired by medically unexplained symptoms. part 2: case studies and outcomes

Kasia Kozlowska*, Margaret English, Blanche Savage, Catherine Chudleigh, Fiona Davies, Marilyn Paull, Alison Elliot, Amanda Jenkins

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In Part 2, we describe three cases implementing our mind-body, family-based, multimodal rehabilitation approach for treating children and adolescents presenting with medically unexplained symptoms. For each child and family, treatment interventions were selected and implemented, simultaneously or sequentially. In a cohort of 100 consecutively referred children, 56 suffered from, and were treated for, significant physical or chronic school absenteeism. Thirty-five of these children (63%) recovered fully, 10 (18%) had a relapsing course, 7 (12.5%) had chronic symptoms, and 4 (7%) were lost to follow-up. These outcomes suggest that mind-body multimodal rehabilitation is a successful, cost-effective model of treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)212-231
Number of pages20
JournalThe American Journal of Family Therapy
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2013
Externally publishedYes

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