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complaints such as abdominal pain, and mood disorders such as depression and anxiety. “When there’s stress for any reason, there’s a higher chance to trigger a migraine,” Dr. Strunc says. “When I see a child who has a migraine, and his dad left last week for Iraq and will be gone for a year, and he’s not sure what his dad is going to do, and he’s worried his dad might not come home, but he doesn’t talk about it? That’s a trigger, and one that most kids do not encounter.” Of course, children aren’t the only members of the household who suffer stress during a deployment. One of the best things parents can do to help their child during this time is find ways to effectively deal with their own stress, says Major Dalila Lewis, MD, FAAP, United States Air Force, child neurologist at the U.S. Naval Medical Center Portsmouth and Joint Base Langley-Eustis. “Children often pick up on their parents’ feelings of stress,” Dr. Lewis says. “Parental stressors can often heighten the stress of the child.” In fact, according to research published in the August 2009 issue of the Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, “the most significant predictor of child psychosocial functioning during wartime deployment was parenting stress.” Decreasing the level of stress perceived by ɕ́݅ɕ́ѥٕ䁡ɕٕЁɕé̸)Q!A=]H= =55U9% Q%=8()Iͽɍ́ȁI)ȸ1ݥ́ɕ́ѡ͔ݕͥѕ́ȁɕɥݡٔɕЁȁɕ́ѡх5х=Mɍɽչ͕͕٥́Ѽͽٕ̰ѡ́ͥє́ݕѠɵѥ́ѥ٥ѕ́ɕͽɍ́ȁɕ͍́ɕ̀ͽչ䁕ٕ̤qQ䁍ЁݥѠѡȁ́ݡɔѡɽ՝ѡͅѡ̳tȸ1ݥ̸ܹ́ͅ5Ʌ5Q́ɕͽɍٕѡ5Ʌͽѥ%ɕ́ѕȁɕѕ̰ɕ́ѕ́ѼɸЁɅq%Ё́ոѥɅ́ѡЁѼٕ̳tȸ1ݥ̸́ͅ()]䁵ȁ́啐ЁЁ͕ͥȁѼɔѡЁ䁍͔ ЁչѥձЁѡѥɔéѥͥѠq չѥ́ɕѡЁѡѡЁɕ́䁙ȁ͍̰ݡɔɔѼ͍́ѡ́ݥѠѡȁɥ̳tȸ1ݥ̸́ͅɽéѥٔхѼɕЁȁͥЁɕٕ́́䁑ɕЁѡхѼɥȁɽͥչ͕ȸ ɕ䁙ͅȁхЁ͕ͥѥٔѽ́ݥѠͽͥѡչаݡѡ͔ѽ́ɕєѼɽ̸%ԁeЁ()ȁ́ՔݥѠ԰͕ЁɽͥѼȸ1ݥ̸́ͅ]ѡ́ѼхЁ́ȁȁ́ͽѕѽ̰Ёͥ́ɕ́ͥ́ѥ她ѕѥɥ̸q$хѼ́ЁݡЁ́ѡȁ䰁ѡӊéݥ܁Ѽѡɕٕ́ѡtȸMչ̸ͅq]ѡɗéɕ́ȁᥕ䁥ɕЁ%ӊéЁٕ䁽ѕѡЁѕȁ̰ͅa5'eѼѕԁЁѡɕ́ᥕ䁝䁱gtAɕ́ɕeЁѡ䁕ѕɹѽȁѡЁɥєѼɕ̵Ս5Օ́䁕ᅍɉєɕé́ɽչѡȁɕϊd嵕аȸ1ݥ̸́ͅq%ӊéѕѡЁ́嵕аݡ́ͽݡЁɐȁͥ́ɕ́Ѽгtȸ1ݥ̸́ͅqMɕ́eЁɕ锁ݡЁѡȁɕɔ݅э܁ՍѡЁɔ́ɥѥѼѡȁéɕ̻tQ́́ݡɔմȁՔɕ䁽q%Ёٕ́䁍ȁѼɕ͔ɥѡѥ嵕гtȸ1ݥ̸́ͅq%ɕ́ѥєѡӊQЁЁɕ́Ёѡչ䁅ѕϊQ܁մȁхѡЁ̻t!\()%ԁɔͽȁȁ٥ͥЁѡ9!]ȁYѕɅ́Iͽɍ%ѥѥٔЁܹ̹ɜٕ݅ѕɅ̸)ܹ̹ɜ9ѥ!չѥ((