Developmental Issues: Adolescent Pain

  • Patrick J. McGrath
  • Susan Pisterman


In this chapter we focus on the interface between the developmental stage of adolescence and the experience of pain. Detailed discussion of specific syndromes are not included in this chapter. Rather, we will examine more general issues that may be applied to any pain problem. Although adolescence marks major increases in the prevalence of a wide range of pain problems, pain in adolescents has been specifically addressed in only a few articles (e.g. Smith, Tyler, Womack, & Chen, 1989).


Symptom Reporting Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory Recurrent Headache Recurrent Abdominal Pain Pain Research 


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