Managing Anxiety & Depression When Living with a Serious Illness
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Recorded: May 14, 2019
Andy Esch, MD, MBA
If you or a loved one live with an illness like cancer, COPD, heart disease or others, you likely know the feelings of anxiety and depression. You may assume that it’s normal to feel sad or worried when you’re sick. While it is normal to have days when you feel blue, something is wrong if these symptoms don’t go away, if you’re having trouble eating or sleeping, or if you’re not enjoying things the way you normally do. Palliative care can help by treating the symptoms and stress of your illness – including anxiety and depression. Palliative care is available at any stage of your illness and the sooner you get it, the better.
Who should attend:
Patients and their caregivers
Dr. Esch is medical education consultant to the Center to Advance Palliative Care. A palliative care specialist, Dr. Esch focuses on improving quality of life for patients and their families as they face serious illness. Dr. Esch earned his medical degree from the University of Buffalo.