A bill initiated in by Brazilian representative José Olimpio pursues hospitals to provide psychological assistance to people with vitiligo. The text proposes that psychological treatment could be offered after an initial assessment by a psychologist.
The representative pointed out that vitiligo patients can be more successful in their treatment after counseling: "Often, people go into depression when diagnosed with the disease. This further aggravates the situation", he writes. The project is to be further analyzed by a committee before being brought forward.
Project text and status:
update: it appears the bill has been adopted in 2015. Can anyone with Brazilian Portuguese language skills leave a comment about what this actually means for vitiligo patients in Brazil?