Managing Psychological Distress in Chronic Patients

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Psychological distress is a common phenomenon in patients with chronic conditions. Patients often suffer from depression and/or anxiety, which may interfere with doctor-patient interactions, disrupt the smooth progression of the therapy and lead to poor adherence to medication.

It is crucial for healthcare professionals to deeply understand the patients’ experiences, emotions and needs, and deliver personalized value-based care utilizing a bio-psycho-social approach. This in turn, will result in improved patient satisfaction and quality of life as well as better clinical outcomes.