Saturday, July 9, 2016

Mental Illness and Cancer: How One Affects the Other | Boston Magazine

 "There are unique complexities to treating someone with severe mental illnesses (SMI), such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. It is even more challenging if that individual becomes diagnosed with cancer. While anyone can get derailed by being medically sick, those with SMI are particularly vulnerable. The trigger of the physical disease can destabilize their already tenuous state of mind. They may become more confused, scared, or paranoid, and lack trust in the people caring for them. "

Mental Illness and Cancer: How One Affects the Other | Boston Magazine

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