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Endocrine and metabolic disorders encompass a heterogeneous set of medical conditions that vary widely in terms of their genetic, physiological, behavioral, and cognitive expressions. The demands and stressors placed on a child and his or her family by a given endocrine disease and its treatment also vary widely. In this chapter, we provide an overview of the primary endocrine and metabolic disorders most likely to be referred for mental health consultation in the pediatric context. These include type 1 and type 2 diabetes, as well as thyroid, adrenal, and gonadal disorders. We describe characteristic features, comorbidity, and possible presenting complaints associated with these disorders and discuss any empirically supported treatments for such disorders.

Diabetes 2

Diabetes 2

Diabetes is a disease that affects the way your body uses food. Normally, your body converts sugars, starches and other foods into a form of sugar called glucose. Your body uses glucose for fuel. The cells receive the glucose through the bloodstream. They then use insulin a hormone made by the pancreas to absorb the glucose, convert it into energy, and either use it or store it for later use. Learn more...

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