The handicapped adolescent
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Health is not always valued adequately by those who enjoy it, but any disruption in good health makes an impact on the sufferer and his immediate environment. A father at work is worried if he has had to leave his wife at home in bed, or if one of the children is ill. Where once, because of disease and early death, it was commonplace to fail to rear all one's offspring, the reverse is true today. With improvement in medical care, more handicapped youngsters are surviving who would not have done so in the past and they may well have a residual handicap; physical management of the handicap is outside the scope of this work, but many youngsters with long-standing physical and mental disorders do have emotional problems. In this chapter it is proposed to look at the emotional problems encountered by teenagers with: 1. Physical handicap. 2. Mental handicap. 3. Social handicap.