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In medicine, a chronic disease is a disease that is long-lasting or recurrent. The term chronic describes the course of the disease, or its rate of onset and development. A chronic course is distinguished from a recurrent course; recurrent diseases relapse repeatedly, with periods of remission in between. As an adjective, chronic can refer to a persistent and lasting medical condition. Chronicity is usually applied to a condition that lasts more than three months.
In clinical psychology there are conditions that we are involved in treating that may be regarded as chronic - for example:
Chronic mental disordersEdit
- Chronic alcoholic intoxication
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Chronic mental illness
- Chronic pain
- Chronic psychosis.
Chronic physical disordersEdit
The definition of a disease or causative condition may depend on the disease being chronic, and the term chronic will often, but not always appear in the description:
- Chronic osteoarticular diseases: rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis
- Chronic respiratory diseases: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma
- Chronic renal failure
- Diabetes mellitus
- Chronic Hepatitis
- Autoimmune diseases, like lupus erythematosus
- Cardiovascular diseases: heart failure, ischemic cardiopathy, cerebrovascular disease
- Neoplasic diseases not amenable to be cured
Many chronic diseases require chronic care management for effective long-term treatment and psychologists have been active in researching many of them.
See also Edit
- Acute (medical)
- Chronicity (disorders)
- Course (medicine)
- Disease management (health)
- Expert patient
- Long term care
- Severity (disorders)
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