The purpose of this chapter is to provide a practical overview of the epidemiology, symptomatology, medical management, psychosocial adjustment and adaptation, associated cognitive sequelae, and evidence-based psychosocial treatments for juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in children and adolescents. The focus of this chapter is solely on JRA and SLE because these two rheumatological disorders represent the most common pediatric rheumatoid diseases and are associated with myriad medical and psychological symptoms that may affect the quality of life of these children and adolescents as well as their caregivers.

Arthritis Relief Now

Arthritis Relief Now

When you hear the word arthritis, images of painful hands and joints comes into play. Few people fully understand arthritis and this guide is dedicated to anyone suffering with this chronic condition and wants relief now.

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