Mindfulness training and chronic headache

Stuart CATHCART, Maarten Immink, Michael Proeve

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    Abstract

    Once upon a time, pediatrics was involved with infectious disease and acute disorders, but a new pattern of morbidity has emerged. Social difficulties, behavioral problems, developmental difficulties, disabilities and chronic disease have become main parts of the scope of pediatric practice. Among adults, multiple chronic disease is increasingly prevalent, whereas the prevalence of impairment and disability remain stable, but substantial and therefore, present day health professionals must be aware of disability and chronic disease. Just a few decades ago, children born with significant congenital anomalies or genetic and metabolic diseases perished at an early age and very few survived into their teens and even less into adulthood. Congenital heart disease, major errors in metabolism, cancer, cystic fibrosis and many other major diseases were fatal. Because of that, many physicians in adult primary care did not have the opportunity to see patients with these problems and thus were unable to learn how to care for them.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationDisability and chronic disease
    EditorsJ Merrick, S Aspler, M Morad
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherNOVA
    Pages145-152
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Print)9781629482880
    Publication statusPublished - 2013

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    CATHCART, S., Immink, M., & Proeve, M. (2013). Mindfulness training and chronic headache. In J. Merrick, S. Aspler, & M. Morad (Eds.), Disability and chronic disease (pp. 145-152). NOVA.