Just as psychological health problems can take a physical toll – affecting our weight, heart rate, blood flow, immune system, and heart for example – so too, physical health problems will take a psychological toll. The psychological experience of physical health problems is unique to each individual and will also be influenced by how we have experienced care from those close to us and professionals. Moreover, just as many physical difficulties can be attributed to psychological difficulties, so too many common psychological difficulties may be owing to a physical health problem, often going unnoticed.
At Psychology Sussex we have a number of psychologists who have taken a specialist interest in the psychological effects of physical health problems as well as the interface and overlap between physical and psychological health. Though there are too many to list here, the following list gives a cursory glance of some of the difficulties we regularly assist with:
- The psychological effects of medical negligence, including PTSD.
- Chronic pain and pain management.
- Coming to terms with a terminal diagnosis, either your own or someone close to you.
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) / Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME).
- Neurological Disorders.
If you would like to discuss the situation of yourself or someone you know and find out how it is that Psychology Sussex can help you then do not hesitate to make contact now to speak to one of our team.