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Dealing with school refusal behavior: A primer for family physicians

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Final comments

School refusal behavior sometimes is severe and intransigent, and requires a multidisciplinary approach. Cooperation and communication among parents, physicians, mental health professionals, and school officials is often crucial for resolving any particular case of school refusal behavior. The references at the end of this article provide more detailed information and note advances in the field.

Christopher A. Kearney, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89154-5030. E-mail: [email protected]


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