Cancer patients see improvement with acceptance therapy
“About 50 percent of people with cancer are experiencing some form of psychological distress,” said Rost. “It’s totally natural and understandable that as you’re going through that process that there are going to be times that you’re going to feel really bad, and there are going to be times that you’re going to feel anxious and nervous. But when it begins to interfere with your life and your relationships, that’s when you need to seek help.”
The study showed that therapy in general did help patients lower anxiety, distress and depression levels, and those that participated in the newer method improved even more.
“We saw folks who were more engaged with their family and who were talking about the situation,” she said. “Those in the traditional therapy got really good at avoiding the topic – the big white elephant in the room.”
This study was published in Cognitive and Behavioral Health.
For more information or to schedule an interview, contact Rost at (417) 836-5406 or email@example.com.
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