Cystic Fibrosis: The Importance of Emotional Wellness

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Emotional Wellness of Adult Patients with Cystic Fibrosis

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“Increasing numbers of cystic fibrosis (CF) patients are surviving into adulthood. An understanding of the psychiatric and psychosocial aspects of CF in adults and adolescents is, therefore, more important than ever. There is a large body of evidence indicating that the psychological and psychosocial functioning of people with CF is similar to that of well people until the disease becomes severe. However, there is also evidence that patients do suffer an increased likelihood of psychiatric problems, such as depression, and of scoring poorly on physical functioning measures of quality of life,” note the authors of the study “The psychosocial and psychiatric side of cystic fibrosis in adolescents and adults.”

Learn more about the emotional wellness of adult patients with cystic fibrosis

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