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Coping with the psychological effects of illness. Strategies to manage anxiety and depression

Coping with the psychological effects of illness. Strategies to manage anxiety and depression (2015)

Sudden, severe ill health comes as a shock and presents several challenges, most notably, loss of confidence. Suddenly people are afraid to take exercise, have sex or even go to the shops. Their entire self-image takes a battering, and this roller-coaster of uncertainty often leads to anxiety and depression. This book looks at the learning curve involved in sudden and chronic illness, and explores key ways to build psychological resilience during this time of challenge. Whether it concerns cancer, heart disease, diabetes, or a mental health condition, it explores the common psychological issues that arise when someone’s usual health and routine are disrupted, and discusses the impact of illness on relationships and family. Drawing on CBT techniques, it offers practical self-help strategies to help deal with peoples changed expectations of themselves, and with the related lifestyle changes. (Publisher)

Author(s)
Smith F, Eriksen C, Bor R
Place of publication
London
Publisher
Date of publication
2015
Pages
120pp
ISBN
9781847093431
Format
Book
Language
English
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