Chronic illness in adolescence

Adolescence. Winter 1998;33(132):927-39.


Adolescents experience numerous changes. Coping with a chronic illness adds yet another dimension to their lives. This paper reviews the literature on chronically ill adolescents, addressing social, biological, psychological, cognitive, and cultural issues.

MeSH terms

  • Adaptation, Psychological
  • Adolescent*
  • Attitude to Health
  • Chronic Disease* / psychology
  • Cystic Fibrosis / psychology
  • Diabetes Mellitus / psychology
  • Family
  • Humans
  • Psychology, Adolescent