Having a health condition, like VHL, can be discouraging, so falling into low or depressed mood is a risk. Low or depressed mood often goes along with a negative way of thinking, also known as depressive thinking.
Depressive Thoughts are unfair and unrealistic. They are distorted – inaccurate reflections of yourself and the world around you… DT affects how you handle your health condition.
Identify Depressive Thoughts
Recognize How Your Depressive Thoughts Trigger Low Mood
Challenge Depressive Thoughts and Replace Them with Realistic Ones
Practice Realistic Thinking
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Positive Coping with Health Conditions, A Self-Care Workbook is a self-care manual authored by scientist-practitioners with expertise in issues relating to coping with health conditions. This manual is designed for individuals who deal with health conditions, including patients, physicians, psychologists, nurses, rehabilitation professionals and researchers.
Authors worked with the Consortium for Organizational Mental Healthcare (COMH), Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University, with funding support from the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority, Province of British Columbia, Canada.
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