Psychological resources of coping with somatic illness in adolescents

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OBJECTIVE: Introduction: Somatic illness, objectively and subjectively, can become a difficult life situation for a person. The adolescent's experience of illness is determined by the specifics of a particular age period. To develop an effective rehabilitation program, it is necessary to study the personal characteristics of the adolescent and his social environment, which may be resourceful. The aim: To conduct a theoretical analysis of publications about psychological resources coping with somatic illness in adolescents. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Materials and methods: The analysis of scientific publications on this topic. RESULTS: Review and conclusions: In the process of overcoming the illness, the adolescent accumulates his internal and external resources. External resources are mostly described as support from the family. Personal resources are described by a wide range of personal qualities. It is necessary to develop a system of psychological resources for coping with somatic illness in adolescents.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1219-1223
Number of pages5
JournalWiadomosci lekarskie (Warsaw, Poland : 1960)
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2018

Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


  • adolescent
  • psychological recourses
  • somatic illness
  • coping
  • rehabilitation


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