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Psychology is increasingly being applied to physical health conditions, to support people in the self-management of their long-term chronic conditions. It aims to support greater treatment adherence, improve quality of life and reduce the impact of these conditions on people’s mental health. Conditions where psychology is increasingly being applied include:

  • Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Respiratory Diseases such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and Asthma
  • Neurological conditions such as brain injury and Epilepsy
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Mental health difficulties commonly associated with long-term physical health conditions include:

Treatment for Physical Health Conditions

Psychological treatment of long-term physical health conditions is routinely delivered alongside medical professionals as part of a multidisciplinary team approach. Whilst many of these conditions may not be ‘curable’, many people with chronic conditions greatly benefit from psychological treatment and support. A number of treatments have been shown to be effective which are offered at Sanctum including:

We’re here to help. If you would like to know more about treatment and support for Physical Health Conditions at Sanctum, please contact us to arrange an assessment.