Mental health impact of chronic pain

Mental impact of pain!

Living with a chronic illness can be really debilitating. It may have both – physical and mental impacts. It takes a toll on your body affecting your ability to cope with psychological and emotional stress.

People with other chronic medical conditions have a higher risk of depression and people with depression are at higher risk for other medical conditions.

Any health condition that causes widespread inflammation may raise the risk of depression because depression has been associated with inflammation in the brain.

Chronic illness can also provoke various anxiety disorders when you chronically worry about the future.

Being diagnosed with a chronic illness produces plenty of intense and long-lasting feelings. Illnesses such as endometriosis can impact mental well-being in various ways:

  • Anxiety over the unknown future.
  • Depression because of the loss of “old self”.
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder aims to feel more in control.

Everything leads to exhaustion, fear, and guilt because of demands made on family and friends. Feelings of frustration and sadness are also quite common when you realize the life you once knew is now different.

Our physical and mental health are inextricably linked!

Long-term conditions can’t be cured, only managed. They come with a risk of social isolation, low self-esteem, stigma, and even discrimination.

These days it is more important than ever to spread awareness and fight the stigma. This part of the blog aims to do that…

O.C.D. treatment

Living with an OCD mind is difficult. I have suffered from some form of anxiety disorder for as far as I can remember going all the way going back to my childhood, later on, in my teenage years, things got more complicated.

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Panic diorder

There are lots of reasons why people experience extreme general anxiety and panic attacks, I wish I had asked myself those questions and not tried to hide the stress I was experiencing before I started to suffer from them.

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What depression does to a marriage

Depression is often the outcome of living in this cycle of fear for too long. The objective of this post is to show how it is possible to help and support someone who is suffering, and help them get the right professional support as well.

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Burden to the family

To truly understand the point of view of someone who has witnessed and saved his loved one from committing suicide, you need to understand all I felt, how it really feels to be in the shoes of a supporter, who almost lost his wife.

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Money anxiety

Living in a rush is stressful. We constantly want to get from A to B as quickly as possible. Many people are trapped in a constant cycle of going to work and paying bills. It is an endless, self-defeating, pointless pursuit.

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Writing therapy

Writing relieves tension and any accumulated emotions. Unlike during conversation or even better – argument, writing gives you time to express what you feel because you have time to think about what you are going to say.

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Mental exhaustion

A combination of brain chemistry, traumatic events, environmental factors, and genetics we face trying to keep up with our hectic modern lifestyles is causing us anxiety, exhaustion, and ultimately chronic physical illness.

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Quotes about mental health

The power of quotes can be astonishing, exactly quotes about mental health… Mental health is important for everyone. So know that if you’re facing a mental health challenge because of your chronic illness, you are not alone!

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Motivation and emotion

Motivation is an energy deep inside you, a driving force that helps you go through different parts of life. It’s a reason for acting or behaving in a particular way. Motivation means needs, desires, and wants that drive you within.

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Logic vs emotions

The way we think impacts our lives in a good or bad way. Logic gives us calculated decisions but emotions give us risky, unexpected responses. Stress impacts the way we think and affects other areas in our body.

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