The Use of Complementary and Alternative Therapies by the Families of Children with Chronic Conditions and Disabilities

Robert E. Nickel, Elizabeth King Gerlach

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The use of complementary and alternative therapies is common in children and adults. This article presents a model for communication between providers and families about complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) and discusses select treatments for children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and cerebral palsy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)67-78
Number of pages12
JournalInfants and Young Children
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 2001



  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Complementary and alternative therapies
  • Health care decision making
  • Risk communication

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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