My son was diagnosed with auto-immune liver disease and sclerosing cholangitis when he was 10 years old. Up until he was 15-16years this remained reasonably managed with medication but then he started to experience portal hypertension. He was in hospital a lot due to the banding programme not working and had a stent fitted in 2012. This has relieved the portal hypertension and my son has physically been as well as he can be........ However emotionally and psychologically he has internalised his feelings and does not like to think about his chronic illness. He is transitioning into young adulthood at 17 years old now and feels angry he is not the same as every one else. His temper and ability to control it is becoming harder and I wondered what other people have experienced or have any coping suggestions please? He refuses to talk with a counsellor or support worker all help greatly appreciated!