The Human Body And Mind

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Introduction Within some stage of an individual’s lifetime, certain suffering or different forms of grief will undoubtedly be experienced. An example of this is a poor prognosis of a newly diagnosed condition. Research has found that as a whole, individuals will experience detrimental effects to their physical, emotional, cognitive, and behavioural states when this situation occurs (Leming & G, 2015). These effects, if not identified and monitored, could add further psychological impact to the patient’s physical health and mental state possibly creating greater negative effects to the body, than the poor diagnosis itself (Rogers-Clark, McCarthy & Martin-McDonald, 2005). The human body and mind, through a range of internal and external factors, develops responses to this negative diagnoses (Rogers-Clark, McCarthy & Martin-McDonald, 2005). Physical Response The initial psychological response often takes the form of physical impact. This is directly correlated to the arrival of anxiety and depression (Madhukar & Trivedi, 2005) which are linked to the decline in physical health (Halford & Brown, 2009). This response may become more prevalent overtime as the individual processes the complications the poor prognosis given may have on their life. Furthermore this will trigger physical manifestations of anxiety and depression such as pain, fatigue, shortness of breath, self-harm and poor mobility either consciously or subconsciously. Recent studies conducted on dealing will
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