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Psychosocial support in sickle cell disease

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source: Sickle Options

year: N/A


Patients of sickle cell disease may, sometimes, feel low and anxious due to their condition. Therefore, psychological support is provided to them. They may feel pain and anxiety which may result in:

• Lack of sleep

• Lack of to fulfillment of daily activities

• Lack of expression

• Act moody

• It also affects a person’s thoughts and psychology

Psychosocial behavior of a patient changes because he is not able to express himself. Psychologists or counselors can help the patient during these difficult times. Psycho-education and cognitive behavioral therapy are some ways which can help the patient to deal with emotions and conditions.


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