Adolescence is recognized as a developmental transition toward successful creation of an adult identity and a sense of ownership and comfort with personal beliefs and values. Adolescent emotional and cognitive resources are stretched by attempts at developing a sense of self, gaining autonomy from parents, and refining self-control. Teens with epilepsy and other chronic conditions have the additional burden of finding a way to integrate their health condition and its management into their daily lives.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Behavioral Approaches to Chronic Disease in Adolescence|
|Subtitle of host publication||A Guide to Integrative Care|
|Publisher||Springer New York|
|Number of pages||12|
|State||Published - Dec 1 2009|
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