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Pediatric Psychogastroenterology Program at Connecticut Children’s

Connecticut Children’s Pediatric Psychogastroenterology Program focuses on the “brain-gut” connection in children and adolescents with gastrointestinal disorders such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). These conditions can be difficult to manage or cause feelings of embarrassment, and can sometimes flare up if patients feel stressed or anxious.

Our specialized pediatric psychologist will work with you and your family to develop evidence-based psychosocial interventions with the goal of improving your child’s overall quality of life.

Our Pediatric Psychogastroenterology Services

Our treatment goals often include:

  • Increasing coping skills, which can help ease the effects of daily stressors on the body
  • Helping children and families learn new strategies for navigating and improving management of chronic digestive conditions
  • Collaboratively developing individualized plans to help strengthen aspects of daily quality of life

Our Pediatric Psychogastroenterology Team

Our pediatric psychologist will work directly with medical providers, nurses, social workers, and registered dietitians from the pediatric gastroenterology team to provide an integrated biopsychosocial care plan for your child.

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