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Wager, J. & Zernikow, B.
The scientific facts of the cartoon, 2014.

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Dobe, M. & Zernikow, B. Practical Treatment Options for Chronic Pain in Children and Adolescents, Springer, 2013

Many children and adolescents suffer from chronic pain. If this leads to significant disability in the child or adolescent and in family life, a pain condition is present, regardless of the cause. Therapy of the pain condition in childhood and adolescence is complex, since many contributing factors and thought traps must be considered. This manual describes, in practical terms and with many case examples, the features as well as the therapeutic interventions of the therapy of a child or adolescent with a pain condition. The manual focuses on the description of the frequently-evaluated inpatient therapy program of the German Paediatric Pain Centre, many components of which can also be successfully applied in an outpatient setting. A further focus of the manual is the inclusion of the family system as well as the adaptation of pain therapy to co-morbid psychological, family or physical problems.

Dobe, M., Zernikow, B. How to Stop Chronic Pain in Children: A Practical Guide. Translated from the German by Beverley Stewart. Carl-Auer-Systeme Verlag GmbH, 2014.

Paula is 12 years old. Chronic abdominal pain has plagued her for four years. Therapy measures utilized so far have not helped her. Paula has changed from an active, loving child to a quiet, suffering girl – and Paula’s parents are suffering, too.

Michael Dobe and Boris Zernikow have written this book for children like her and their parents. In it they explain in understandable terms how children, adolescents and their parents can combat pain actively.

Wager, J. & Zernikow, B.
[What is pain?] Monatsschr Kinderheilkd 2014; 162:12–18.

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