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November 21, 2019

Managing Chronic Pain in Pancreatitis

Key points: •   Chronic pain from pancreatitis takes a major toll on patients and their loved ones. •   To effectively treat chronic pancreatitis pain, we need to address the symptoms as well as the impact of pain on patients’ lives.  •   One piece of the solution is self-management, which involves education, lifestyle changes, pain coping skills, and emotional and social…
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November 6, 2019

Scary Medical Procedures Can Cause PTSD in Kids with Pancreatitis

Key takeaways: •   Medical procedures can be traumatic for children, and this trauma can cause “medical PTSD”-- a condition called pediatric medical traumatic stress, or PMTS •   PMTS is being studied in people with chronic pancreatitis and other chronic illnesses •   If children suffer from PMTS, parents can help by finding psychologists experienced in chronic illness, keeping their doctors and…
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