Psychosocial Considerations in Sickle Cell Disease (SCD): The Transition from Adolescence to Young Adulthood

  title={Psychosocial Considerations in Sickle Cell Disease (SCD): The Transition from Adolescence to Young Adulthood},
  author={M L Baskin and Marietta H. Collins and Fontina Brown and Jeana R. Griffith and Denisse Samuels and Anissa L. Moody and Martha P. Thompson and James Eckman and Nadine J Kaslow},
  journal={Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings},
Sickle cell disease (SCD) occurs in 1 of every 400 to 500 African American births. Despite its prevalence, there has been a relative dearth of attention paid to SCD in the psychological literature. African American SCD adolescents and young adults, individuals at an already vulnerable developmental stage, are at increased risk for psychological distress and psychosocial impairments (e.g., depression and low self-esteem, poor social and academic/vocational functioning). Such difficulties often… CONTINUE READING

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