Adjuvant psychological therapy in long term endocrine conditions.

Daniels, J. and Turner-Cobb, J., 2017. Adjuvant psychological therapy in long term endocrine conditions. Clinical Endocrinology, 86 (6), pp. 772-777.

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Abstract

Summary Consideration of psychological distress in long term endocrine conditions is of vital importance given the prevalence of anxiety and depression in such disorders. Poor mental health can lead to compromised self-care, higher utilisation of health services, lower rates of adherence, reduced quality of life and ultimately poorer outcomes. Adjuvant psychological therapy offers an effective resource to reduce distress in endocrinological disorders. While the vast majority of work in this area has focused on psychological screening and intervention in diabetes, identification and recognition of psychological distress is equally important in other endocrinological conditions, with supportive evidence in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and Addison’s disease. Referral pathways and recommendations set out by UK guidelines and the Department of Health mandate requires greater attention across a wider range of long term endocrine disorders to facilitate improved quality of life and health outcome

Item Type:Article
ISSN:0300-0664
Uncontrolled Keywords:adjuvant; long-term endocrinological conditions; psychological; therapy
Group:Faculty of Science & Technology
ID Code:28375
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:29 Mar 2017 14:30
Last Modified:17 May 2017 15:21

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