What are mental health disorders in SCD (sickle cell disease) patients?

Also known as: psychiatric disorders caused by SCD, psychological problems of SCD patients.

As in other chronic diseases, people who have sickle cell disease may feel sad and frustrated at times. This can manifest itself in several different ways, including anxiety, depression and even psychosis over time.

Reviewed by: Athena C Pefkarou, MD

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