Breast Cancer: How Your Mind Can Help Your Body

October 18, 2022

According to an article that was presented by the American Psychological Association (2011), some emotional responses experienced when facing a serious illness can impact one’s ability to connect with activities that elicit positive coping strategies. This can further lead to increased use of those coping mechanisms that produce a negative impact. The American Psychological Association further explained that diet, exercise, and sleep are some of the most important health routines that may be at risk. The writers revealed that a breast cancer diagnosis can lead to symptoms of depression which, if left untreated, could lead to increased difficulties with adjustment and complications with treatment. The article did explain that Licensed mental health clinicians can assist in the identification and implementation of strategies that work to manage grief, fear, and other emotions. Read more HERE


References

American Psychological Association. (2011). Breast Cancer: How your mind can help your body. https://www.apa.org/topics/behavioral-health/breast-cancer

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