Chronic illness takes its toll – and not just physically.
The psychological needs of people with chronic illness are often overlooked and patients find themselves dealing with an uncertainty that often makes coping difficult. Patients struggle with emotional stress caused by illness along with anxieties towards the future and the type of support needed.
Psychological needs that must be addressed include working towards making sense of a life after diagnosis, managing stress and emotional health and realizing that chronic illness affects loved ones.
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