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| Published: September 25, 2017

Hepatitis C and Mental Health: A Global and Indian Scenario

Dr. Moni Chaudhary

PhD, Department of Psychology (Meerut College, Meerut) Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.129/20170404

DOI: 10.25215/0404.129

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Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is the leading cause of chronic liver disease which affects over 150 million individuals worldwide. Without treatment, one third of patients   will develop cirrhosis and complications of end-stage liver disease. In India, the majority of chronic liver disease and related deaths are attributable to hepatitis C. People with HCV infection are likely to have poorer health related quality of life, physical, mental, psychosocial and neuropsychiatric problems. These problems are challenges for management of HCV infection. Mental health treatment is considered crucial in the   overall management of HCV infection. A supportive environment and a nonjudgmental healthcare team are required for optimal medical and psychological management of patients with HCV. We present a comparison between mental health of patients with HCV infection in India and globally.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.129/20170404

10.25215/0404.129

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Published in   Volume 04, Issue 4, July-September, 2017