Behavioral Medicine Clinic
The Experience Journal
One of the goals of the Behavioral Medicine Clinic at Boston Children's Hospital is to use a computer-based application designed to help children and their families cope with significant pediatric illness.
With support from Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc, the Noonan Foundation and Tellabs Foundation, David DeMaso, MD, Children's psychiatrist-in-chief, and Joseph Gonzalez-Heydrich, MD, chief of Children's Psychopharmacology Clinic, have developed the Experience Journal.
About the journal
The Experience Journal is designed to promote the healthy coping of children and their families who face significant physical and emotional illnesses. It is a collection of stories, pictures and personal experiences from families about what it has been like to live with their children's illnesses.
It has been shown to be a safe and useful treatment method for kids and families affected by:
- attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- heart disease and other cardiac problems
- cerebral palsy
- childhood depression
- grief and bereavement
- hearing loss
- inflammatory bowel disease
- organ transplant