Health Psychology

June 9, 2019
Chronic Illness Psychologist

8 Tips for Managing Chronic Illness

Living with a chronic physical health condition can be like sitting in the passenger’s seat enduring the journey while the health condition takes control of the driver’s seat dictating every move and turn. The questions is, is it possible for a person to manage a chronic disease, be back in the driver’s seat and take more control over their health? Before answering this question, let’s define chronic illness. Chronic Illness Defined A chronic illness or disease is a long term condition with ongoing effects according to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. One way of understanding the word “chronic” is by looking at time rather than the intensity of symptoms. From the U.S. National Centre for Health and Statistics it is defined by the illness […]



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