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One in four children suffers from physical complaints, and for 90% of these complaints there is no attributable medical cause. Are these children putting it on? Psychologist Francine Jellesma has a different view of the matter.

Francine Jellesma: ‘Children with physical complaints often also feel unhappy, and they deserve serious attention. Especially with children, you should always take the time to understand all that is going on in their minds and their bodies.’