Chronic hepatitis C, as well as its treatment, can have debilitating effects on mental health and quality of life. While this problem is well known among hepatologists and patient groups, so far there are no specific guidelines to tackle this problem.
Therefore European Liver Patients Association (ELPA) invited leading psychologists, psychiatrists and hepatologists for a workshop at this EASL meeting in Berlin. The experts reviewed the scientific data and discussed their experience in the treatment of hepatitis C related psychiatric problems on 1st April, and presented them at our ELPA symposium on the next day. The results of the workshop are a first step to propose European guidelines for “Hepatitis C and mental health”.
You can find the full report of the symposium here (in PDF format).