"Nobody believes me. I was told that I had nothing, that it was in my head. This is the first time we have been listened to..." These words, Professor Frédéric Bernard, head of the pediatric algology and palliative care department at the CHU of Clermont-Ferrand, hear them too often. "The frequency of these comments is the main difference with chronic pain in adults, and it's terribly brutal."
This lack of listening lengthens the wandering time before the meeting with an expert who can relieve children and adolescents, while they are increasingly concerned by chronic pain, which represents up to 40% of consultations in some pediatric pain study and treatment centers. The lack of consultation time in the city plays a crucial role in management problems, especially since the assessment of pain in children is often longer than in adults. "In particular, there is a very important emotional component...
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