Are You Living with a Mental Health Condition?

Between chronic joint pain, frequent medical problems, and hospital visits, the bleeding disorders population is susceptible to mental health problems.

It is important to understand that medical treatment of your hemophilia alone does not automatically translate into better quality of life. Psychosocial support is also an important part of comprehensive care for people with hemophilia.

The first step is to be aware of the various symptoms of mental health issues that may impact you, as well as possible treatment strategies. If you feel that you are experiencing a mental health issue, you are not alone. Reach out to your healthcare team and get the support you need to live your best life.

References:

  1. World Federation of Hemophilia. Psychological care for people with hemophilia. Accessed March 3, 2021 at http://www1.wfh.org/publications/files/pdf-1198.pdf
  2. National Hemophilia Foundation. Mental Health. Accessed March 3, 2021 at https://www.hemophilia.org/educational-programs/education/mental-health