Dr. Carolyn Snell, a psychologist from Boston Children’s Hospital, discusses the benefits of cognitive behavioral therapy for autoinflammatory diseases.
This talk was presented as part of the “Managing your Autoinflammatory Disease: Lifestyle and Wellness Workshop,” which took place on April 28, 2018, at Boston Children’s Hospital in Waltham, MA.
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The transcript has been edited for clarity.
Dr. Carolyn Snell:
Hi, I’m Carolyn Snell. I’m one of the psychologists in the Medical Coping Clinic at Boston Children’s Hospital. We are a group of four psychologists and a number of trainees who work within Psychiatry with patients who have different types of medical conditions. We get a lot of referrals from Rheumatology, certainly, but from also departments across the hospital. We see people with a wide range of conditions, and helping people manage and cope with their medical conditions is one of the major things we do.