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Revista Colombiana de Psiquiatría

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GARCIANDIA IMAZ, José Antonio  and  IBARRA MEDINA, Adriana Marcela. Psychosomatic Illness and Family Patterns of Children with Asthma. rev.colomb.psiquiatr. [online]. 2012, vol.41, n.1, pp.111-138. ISSN 0034-7450.

Introduction: Asthma is the most prevalent chronic illness in children and has been related to psychological aspects involved in its evolution. Objective: To understand the types of relational patterns observed in families of children with this illness. Method: Qualitative analysis through intentional sample of children between the ages of 4 to 15 years with asthma and other mixed populations. Results and Conclusions: The analysis shows families with diffuse limits between its members, tendency towards amalgamation, high levels of anxiety, and the presence of parental and parental-offspring conflicts.

Keywords : Asthma; family; depression; conflict.

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