People with cancer experience an elevated risk of developing anxiety or depression. Such feelings are normal responses to a life-changing diagnosis. Medication, therapy, and support can help to decrease these negative emotions.
When you suffer from anxiety it can seem like nothing is under your control. The more fearful you feel of not being in control, the more you try to structure your world to feel safe. Perhaps you had previous experience with feeling powerless and you never wish to feel that way again. One you may deal with feeling anxiety is to overcompensate by…