It’s commonly understood that humor can be helpful for maintaining good health; that patients who regularly laugh tend to have better outcomes. Hope is also critical; for without hope, patients tend to have much worse health outcomes. Without hope, a person can feel like giving up, and their body or brain often follow suit and stop working as hard to get you back to feeling your best.
Support groups can provide mental health assistance, even if it’s just a matter of helping you cheer up and find a little something to believe in. The groups are often a cathartic source of regeneration for the downtrodden, and can provide hope even when any at all seems beyond reach. Particularly for diseases and medical conditions that have a psychological component alongside the physical, such as anorexia nervosa, such support groups are an essential piece of the treatment a patient undergoes.
Patients who allow themselves to get wrapped up in negative thoughts, either internal notions or actual events occurring in the world, are best served by learning how to let go and embrace the positive; the hope. People who aren’t medically trained but who still want to make a medical difference can look for support groups and offer to volunteer services to help others.
If you’re anorexic, you don’t have to give up hope. Find the will to heal and change your life. #HealthStatus
- 1A good support group is helpful in long term recovery.
- 2Professional help is necessary to establish an accurate treatment and a positive recovery.
- 3A positive mind frame and self-care is a key, along with supportive personal relationships
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