The psychological sequelae of brain tumor in pediatric patients

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This paper reviews the literature on the psychological and adjustment problems in children who survive brain tumors. Among psychological problems, Internalizing behavior problems, Externalizing behavior problems, social competence, correlates or predictors of adjustment will be discussed. Although these survivors appear to be at risk for compromised social competence, reports in the literature on rates of psychological problems in this population vary widely because of differences in assessment techniques between the various studies as well as the lack of control groups and the limited number of patients making up the study groups.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-28
Number of pages10
JournalSAGGI - Child Development and Disabilities
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2004


  • Adjustment
  • Psychological problems
  • Quality of life

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Rehabilitation
  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology


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