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Crohn Disease in Children and Teens (cont.)

Support Groups and Counseling

Living with the effects of Crohn's disease can be difficult. Sometimes you or your child may feel frustrated, perhaps even angry or resentful. Oftentimes it helps to have someone to talk to about their situation.

Support groups consist of people in a similar situation. They provide reassurance, motivation, and inspiration. They help you see that your situation is not unique, and that gives you power. They also provide practical tips on coping with this disorder. Support groups are valuable to parents, siblings, and the affected child, especially teens.

Support groups meet in person, on the telephone, or on the Internet. To find a support group that works for you, ask your health care provider or contact the following organizations or look them up on the Internet. If you do not have access to the Internet, go to a public library.

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Crohn disease (CD) is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease. Once considered rare in the pediatric population, CD is recognized with increasing frequency among children of all ages.

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