Psychological Concerns for Individuals with CSID

For those dealing with Congenital Sucrase-Isomaltase Deficiency (CSID), depression and anxiety may arise due to the psychological impact of a lifelong disorder. If you or your child has CSID and are having difficulty coping, it is recommended that you seek professional help because these feelings should not be ignored. Your family physician may be able to refer you to an appropriate specialist who understands the psychological impact of chronic disorders. Although many psychologists and counselors may be able to help you, finding one who specializes in chronic disorders may take some time and effort.

Since CSID is a genetic or hereditary disorder, adults with CSID may seek consultation with a medical geneticist or genetic counselor to learn more about what CSID could mean in regard to family planning.