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Counselling to help you cope with Physical Health Issues

When our physical health suffers we have an understandable emotional reaction. This response in turn influences recovery from the physical predicament. There isn't a single serious physical medical problem which doesn't have important psychological repercussions.

Some are more associated with the mental side of life than others – asthma is a classic common condition where stress is known to be an important onset trigger – sometimes even with fatal consequences. Anyone with severe asthma attacks should also be getting advice on stress management.

We also now know a very high proportion of sufferers from chronic heart disease are now found to also be enduring clinical depression. The problem is that the cardiologists might miss the symptoms of the low mood, with disastrous consequences. The mortality rate for heart disease is much worse if there is a co-occurrence of depression. We don't know yet exactly why this is, but we do know factors involved could include a tendency for the depressed not to take their treatment properly, and even not to turn up for appointments. It's also possible that those with important physical symptoms may themselves miss their own depressive symptoms. It might be that the direct physical consequence of the depression has an impact on the heart due to the release of stress chemicals in the blood stream.

Our approach to supporting individuals with physical health problems

The treatment of these situations require particularly careful specialist intervention as the side-effects of drugs used for heart disease can cause depression, or be the secondary cause of low mood, due to side effects like impotence. Also some of the treatments for depression can interact badly with the heart disease itself or the drugs prescribed by cardiologists.

Our approach is to liaise very carefully, sensitively and comprehensively with those specialists involved in the management of physical conditions, and to tailor treatments to accommodate the physical aspects of the overall picture.

How can we help?

Clinical Partners have a team of Psychiatrists, Psychologists and Psychotherapists who are trained in this area and will be able to offer a full assessment, diagnosis and treatment programme.

By calling our Admissions Counsellor on 0203 326 9160 you will be able to talk in confidence about your situation and we can recommend a specialist to assist you.

Contact us now to see how we can help

You don't need a GP referral to see one of our experts.

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