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Psychological issues in cleft lip and cleft palate

Sousa, A. D., Devare, S., & Ghanshani, J. (2009). Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons, 14(2), 55–58.

People with cleft lip and cleft palate are affected by vocational and social issues, as well as lowered self esteem and difficulties socializing. The researchers suggest that psychological issues with this population are under-reported, and they recommend a psychologist be on the surgical team to help identify them. Read article here.

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