Coping with the Psychological Effects of Illness: Strategies To Manage Anxiety And Depression by Fran Smith
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.