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Dealing with having a chronic illness?

7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Abby Caplin
Integrative Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Seek and explore

Be open to meeting others, learning from them. Only you can decide what helps you feel better, and complementary treatments vary--from guided visualization, hypnotherapy, acupunture, chi gung, mind-body medicine, psychotherapy, support groups, etc.
Be gentle with yourself and take it easy. Mostly, don't give up. While a cure may not be possible, feeling better is!

In brief: Seek and explore

Be open to meeting others, learning from them. Only you can decide what helps you feel better, and complementary treatments vary--from guided visualization, hypnotherapy, acupunture, chi gung, mind-body medicine, psychotherapy, support groups, etc.
Be gentle with yourself and take it easy. Mostly, don't give up. While a cure may not be possible, feeling better is!
Dr. Abby Caplin
Dr. Abby Caplin
Thank
2 comments
Dr. Pam Yoder
Dr. Caplin, thanks for a kind and thoughtful answer.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr C. This is uplifting, sensitive & provides excellent options for the asker
Dr. Herbert Duvivier
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Question?

There are many ways to deal with chronic illnesses; it depends upon the type of illness.
The best way to deal with progressive chronic illnesses such as alzeheimers or parkinsons disease is to obtain counseling to help cope with the feelings which arise during the course of the disease. Support groups can also be helpful, clergy and friends also provide support.

In brief: Question?

There are many ways to deal with chronic illnesses; it depends upon the type of illness.
The best way to deal with progressive chronic illnesses such as alzeheimers or parkinsons disease is to obtain counseling to help cope with the feelings which arise during the course of the disease. Support groups can also be helpful, clergy and friends also provide support.
Dr. Herbert Duvivier
Dr. Herbert Duvivier
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