Monday, October 11, 2010

How Chronic Illness can Increase Stress and Anxiety

Living with a chronic illness is tough for anyone, an adult or child, as you juggle medications, doctor appointments, and your regular routine in the home is no longer regular. On top of all that, you are also dealing with stress, anxiety and body image changes.  When you have a chronic illness it's unusual for anyone to help you deal with the anxiety, stress or possible body image changes that are occurring as result. 
When an adolescent becomes ill things are even more complicated. Adolescence alone is a stressful developmental process, even for physically healthy teens, so chronic illness occurring during adolescence further complicates their development. 

If you have a chronic illness and can relate to this type of stress, click here for more information and suggestions to help you overcome the anxiety: Stress, Anxiety, Body Image Changes with Chronic Illnesses

Don't delay. You're not alone.

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