The Aftermath of a Diagnosis: Anxiety
The New York Times published an interesting article (Anxiety Lingers Long After Cancer) today about carees with cancer and their caregiving spouses. The study uncovered a symptom of a cancer diagnosis: Anxiety.
According to the article:
“Nearly 18 percent of patients experienced serious anxiety two to 10 years after their diagnosis, compared with about 14 percent of the general population. But in a cluster of studies that looked at couples, anxiety levels in that time frame grew to as high as 28 percent in patients and 40 percent in their spouses.”
I wonder: Does this stat resonate with you? Do you feel that anxiety has become a side effect of your caree’s diagnosis? Please share your thoughts and experiences in our comments section, below.
- Video Chat: Managing After the Diagnosis (caregiving.com)
- Fighting Depression During Caregiving (caregiving.com)
- ARGH!!! to “Family Caregivers Don’t Self-Identify” (caregiving.com)
- Advocating For Myself (caregiving.com)
- Book Review: Forever a Caregiver (caregiving.com)
- Caring for the Caregiver (caregiving.com)
- Beginning the Transition to More Help (caregiving.com)
- Tackling the Driving Dilemma (caregiving.com)