Friday, July 3, 2015

July 8th chat - Dealing with Anxiety

This month on Wednesday July 8, 2015 the #gyncsm community will be discussing "Dealing with Anxiety".

Anxiety is defined as "a feeling of worry, nervousness or unease". The NCI states that anxiety disorders include excessive anxiety, worry, fear, and/or dread.

We hope that you will join us in sharing what aspects of cancer cause you anxiety and what you have learned that helps you cope with anxiety.

Below are the questions that will guide our discussion.

T1: What instances seem to cause the greatest anxiety among cancer patients and survivors? What are your triggers?

T2: Have you spoken to your healthcare provider about what causes your anxiety? Did it help? Do providers bring up and provide info?

T3: What are tips and resources to relieve anxiety? What have you found to be helpful in dealing with anxious feelings?

T4: In the bigger picture, what are ways that we can change the healthcare system itself so that patients experience less anxiety?

To prepare for the chat, here is a topic overview from the National Cancer Institute: "Adjustment to Cancer: Anxiety and Distress".  

We look forward to having you join us at 9pm (EST) on the 8th.

#gyncsm co-moderator

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