While M.E. is a physical illness with a wide range of disabling physical symptoms, taking time to be aware of the emotional and psychological aspects that can sometimes occur is also important. Dr Lisa Dvorjetz explores some of the emotions that people may experience as well as offering some general coping strategies.
“While M.E. is a physical illness with a wide range of disabling physical symptoms, taking time to be aware of the emotional and psychological aspects that can sometimes occur is also important.
“Experiencing a wide range of emotions is normal in any long-term debilitating illness and to be expected. Due to the complex and individualistic nature of M.E., the list of emotional responses is long and varied – so this leaflet covers just some of those that are most frequently expressed…”
The leaflet has been written by Dr Lisa Dvorjetz, who is an accredited counselling psychologist with both the British Psychological Society and the Health and Care Professions Council.
The ME Association telephone helpline – ME Connect – is available every day of the year, during the hours of 10am-12noon, 2pm-4pm and 7pm-9pm. Please phone: 0344 576 5326 if you have any questions or would simply like to talk to someone who is there to listen.
Please note this is a download. You can read it on-screen and save to your computer, phone or other device and can attach it to any email you might need to send. But you will need access to a printer if you wish it printed.