AffiliationUniversity of Derby
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AbstractSickle cell disease (SCD) is a group of inherited blood disorders that cause severe pain, reduce life expectancy and require significant self-management, but are often associated with stigma and discrimination. This chapter provides an overview of evidence about psychological aspects of sickle cell disease, including inheritance, screening and testing, managing painful episodes, and adolescent transitions.
CitationElander, J. (2019). 'Sickle Cell disease'. In C.D. Llewellyn, S. Ayers, C. McManus, S. Newman, K.J. Petrie, T.A. Revenson, & J. Weinman (Eds.) Cambridge Handbook of Psychology, Health and Medicine (3rd ed.), pp. 585-587. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
PublisherCambridge University Press
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