Question 4. Is psych-education helpful?

Research evidence shows that psycho-education is significantly related to increased compliance with treatment, improved doctor-patient communication and patient’s quality of life and reduced anxiety, stress and depression.

  • The patient receives information about the condition and how the condition may affect their future, their role in the family etc.
  • Lifestyle changes which can help manage the condition.
  • Information about the treatment. The information will include details about the treatment, the side-effects, when it should be taken, the purpose of the treatment etc.
  • Stress management.
  • Any other information for better adjustment to the illness.