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When doctors encounter a chronic disease , that tends to be where they put their focus - for example, to help an organ work more effectively or to reduce the severity of symptoms. For someone with arthritis , the focus may be on reducing pain and joint damage. For someone with heart disease , the main goal may be to ensure the heart receives steady blood flow and improve the person's ability to walk around.
What often doesn't get talked about as much is how to cope with the stress of living with a chronic disease. Living with the discomfort and inconvenience of a chronic disease can be stressful, and this stress in turn might affect the severity of the disease. A new study in the journal Frontline Gastroenterology, conducted by Swiss researchers, puts a spotlight on this fascinating topic.
The researchers recruited 597 people with Crohn's disease . They took a test that measured their level of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) related to their Crohn's disease, and the researche...
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