This article discusses how important it is for physicians to treat the “whole person” and not just the illness in cancer patients. Chronic diseases and certain mental health issues like depression, fatigue, and anxiety are almost always connected. “The mind, body, and spirit have a reciprocal relationship and each affect the other. What we believe in our heart and mind affects our immune system and our immune system is our body’s defense against illnesses” stated Dr. David Wakefield, a psychologist at The Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Tulsa, OK. In this article you will learn skills to deal with anxiety, fatigue and also learn tips to boost your mental well-being.

 

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Picture Source: Photo by Lina Trochez / Article Source: www.cancercenter.com
Posted by on Oct 9, 2018 in Coping, Vulnerability | No Comments

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