Illness diagnoses can be emotionally as well as physically taxing. Depression and anxiety may become evident during the course of theraphy. Many person experience severe mood swings that can impact a sense of self and relationships with family.
Mind-body medicine draws from a wide field of research and clinical practice to address how psychological and emotional well-being are integrated into treatment and recovery. Trained mental health professionals employ a multitude of approaches, such as counseling and relazation techniques, to give patients and families the help they need.
For many patients, especially those with an advanced-stage diagnosis, treatment may increase the need for support of all kinds. Integrative care addresses the whole person, and spiritual support can provide added solace and comfort for those who seek and value it. Having a Care Companion within reach can make all the difference for person during this tumultuous time. Connecting with a faith-based support network may also provide patients with strength that may be difficult to find alone.
For individuals coping with a illness, care comes in many varieties. Medical treatment is always the first priority. But with patient-centered care, the goal is to treat the whole person, not just the disease. Achieving this goal means broadening the scope of therapeutic options.