Clinical Child Psychiatry

Third Edition

William M. Klykylo and Jerald Kay

Multiple Choice Questions

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Chapter 5, Question 11.

11.Which of the following regarding medically ill children is false?

a. The risk for psychological and social adjustment problems in children with chronic medical problems is no greater than that of healthy children.

b. Comorbid psychiatric and pediatric medical problems contribute to increased health costs, less satisfactory outcomes, and increased diagnostic uncertainty.

c. Emotional, behavioral, and family difficulties can negatively affect the course of physical disease.

d. Various estimates indicate that approximately 6–20% of children under the age of 18 have a chronic medical problem.