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Am I the Only One? Understanding Loneliness Among Children and Adolescents with Inflammatory Bowel Disease


Author: Lawton, Rachel; Rothbaum, Robert; LaRose-Wicks, Michelle; Weissberg-Benchell, Jill; Victorson, David; Washburn, Jason

In a recent study, researchers have sought to delve into the potentially harmful isolation involved with children who have IBD. Further, it seeks to understand the factors related to its prevalence in children. The study concluded that while loneliness is a common theme among all adolescence it is particularly prevalent in patients suffering from IBD. Additionally, feelings of anxiety related to diagnosis and the following psychological fallout make IBD patients particularly concerning. As such it is recommended that care providers should be especially sensitive to these symptoms.

Crohn’s and Colitis Australia would like to thank Oxford Academic for permission to use this article.

Posted on: February 23 2018

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