Introduction to the family.
Chapter 1: Background to the study on children with SCID and their families.
Chapter 2: Severe Combined Immunodeficiency – a brief overview.
Chapter 3: Effects of early hospitalisation on children.
Chapter 4: The effects of isolation and bone marrow transplantation on the child and family.
Chapter 5: Children s perceptions of illness and death.
Chapter 6: Stressors and coping mechanisms.
Chapter 7: Psychosocial effects on the children.
Chapter 8: Anger, aggression, and antisocial behaviour in children.
Chapter 9: Neurotic and depressive behaviour in children.
Chapter 10: Psychosocial effects on the family.
Chapter 11: Attachment and alienation.
Chapter 12: Post–traumatic stress disorder and children.
Chapter 13: Post–traumatic stress disorder in families.