Somatization: How to help your child or teen at home

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​Discover how you can support your child or teen to manage their somatic symptoms. 

Key points

  • Acknowledge that your child's or teen's symptoms are real and have a real impact on your child or teen and the family.
  • Encourage your child or teen to follow their somatic symptom action plan.
  • Arrange follow-up visits with your child's doctor to monitor symptoms and progress towards treatment goals.
  • Ensure good communication between members of your child's health-care team and their school to help support their education.
Last updated: January 7th 2019