Which psychiatric disorders can be caused by sickle cell disease (SCD) and how can they be treated?

Updated: May 12, 2021
  • Author: Joseph E Maakaron, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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SCD can promote psychological problems, such as depression, anxiety, and chronic pain behavior. Counseling is crucial. Ensure an appropriate physician-patient relationship. Anxiolytics and amitriptyline may be used.


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