Chronic Illness

Cumberland Hospital - Chronic Illness

Sometimes children find it difficult to handle a lifelong disease, especially if they feel different from their friends. Young people who react with defiant, impulsive or depressive behaviors may be jeopardizing their health. Sometimes they adversely alter their eating habits or don’t take their medication as prescribed. As a result, the entire family feels the effects of the disease.

At Cumberland Hospital, we understand children whose chronic illnesses impact their emotional outlook and behaviors. Our professionals are experts in childhood diseases, chronic illnesses and emotional development. Using positive reinforcement and the latest medical approaches, our experienced professionals help young people ages 2 to 22 heal physically and emotionally.

At Cumberland Hospital, young people – and their families – learn effective strategies to integrate successful management of their disease into their daily lives. And just as important, these young people can begin to enjoy life again.