Journal Article Annotations
2021, 1st Quarter
Annotations by Mary Burke, MD
Among hospitalized children/ youth with pain and SSD, there was a strong correlation between multiple pain syndromes and history of significant adverse childhood events, compared to those patients with fewer pain symptoms.
Strength and weaknesses:
This was a careful chart review. The Child Somatization Inventory was used to provide reliable assessment of somatic symptoms.
While the results are not surprising, this contributes to our recognition that SSD and related disorders are common manifestations of trauma conditions. Educating ourselves in providing trauma-informed care is essential for CL psychiatrists; educating colleagues in pediatrics and medicine on the outcomes of trauma is an important part of our work.
Type of study:
Retrospective chart review