Offering contributions by leading experts in the field of pediatric psychology, this is the first book to combine medical and psychological issues related to childhood illnesses with specific intervention strategies, sample protocols, and case examples. TOPICS: The strategies presented are designed to aid mental health professionals in assessing and developing interventions for children with specific medical problems that psychologists are commonly asked to see. These conditions include early childhood disorders; chronic conditions such as asthma, arthritis, diabetes, hemophilia, inflammatory bowel disease, lupus, and seizure disorders; potentially fatal illnesses such as cancer, cystic fibrosis, and AIDS; traumatic injuries, including burns, head injuries, and spinal cord injuries; and special issues such as anorexia and bulimia, somatoform disorders, and suicide. In addition to providing a broad overview of medical and psychological issues related to the conditions covered, contributors focus on the role of the mental health professional in the coordinated care of medically ill and seriously ill children and adolescents. Pediatric Psychologists and Pediatricians. A Longwood Professional Book.Olson, Roberta A. is the author of 'Sourcebook of Pediatric Psychology' with ISBN 9780205151820 and ISBN 0205151825.