In the last years, together with progress of research in psychoneuroendocrinology, there has been growing interest in the psychological aspects of clinical care in endocrine disease. In particular, some issues such as life events preceding disease onset, psychological distress associated with acute illness and convalescence, abnormal illness behaviour and several other aspects of quality of life in endocrinology and mood disorders have received more and more attention. Clinical data on pharmacologic and non pharmacologic interventions that are effective at improving the quality of life for patients with mood disorders and endocrine disturbances is emerging. With the development of more effective treatment options many more patients with mood disorders and endocrine disturbances will achieve healthy levels of functioning and quality of life, which will alleviate the burden that the illness imposes on patients, their families, and caregivers.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||LA CLINICA TERAPEUTICA|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|
- Quality of life