Dealing with Stress and Anxiety
Fear of recurrence is an understandable source of anxiety. It’s a very real and intense fear for many. Although this reaction is common, it is extremely important that you not allow anxiety or fear to get in the way of your efforts to live a happy and healthy life. You can take steps to cope with fears of recurrence:
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Dealing with Depression
Stress can lead to depression or other psychological problems that require professional treatment. If you have more than one of the following symptoms for two weeks or longer, consider seeking professional assistance from someone such as a hospital social worker, counselor, psychiatrist, psychologist or clergy. Depression is highly treatable with medication.
Symptoms of Depression:
If these symptoms persist, or if they affect your social relationships or your ability to work, contact a professional counselor. Counselors or social workers can be located through professional organizations, such as the National Association of Social Workers at http://www.naswdc.org or the American Counseling Association at www.counseling.org or 1-800-347-6647. If you have suicidal thoughts, contact a suicide hotline immediately. You can call 411 for a local number, call 911 for help or check the front of your phone book for suicide-prevention or hotline numbers.