Supporting the Mental Health of Patients with Colorectal Conditions

Symptoms of colorectal conditions, such as fecal incontinence, can cause anxiety and depression in young patients. Laura Judd-Glossy, PhD, is a psychologist with the International Center for Colorectal and Urogenital Care at Children’s Hospital Colorado. In this video, Dr. Judd-Glossy talks about the way she works with patients to promote healthy psychosocial functioning to deal with the emotional challenges of fecal incontinence and other byproducts of anorectal malformations. Watch the video to learn the different techniques she employs based on a child’s age and developmental levels.

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