Synopses & Reviews
The term disability most often calls up images of a wheelchair or a blind person, but millions of people are challenged by disabilities that are not so apparent: chronic pain or illness, aids, add, chronic fatigue syndrome, depression or other psychiatric problems. This book reassures readers that they are not alone, offers strategies for managing pain and flareups and dealing with confusing emotions. A wealth of resources for healthy living include navigating the healthcare system and suggestions for strengthening the body, mind and soul.
Table of Contents
pt. 1.Experience of living with a hidden disability --ch. 1.What is a hidden disability? --ch. 2.Stages of grief: working toward acceptance --ch. 3.Dealing with difficult emotions --ch. 4.Love and sex --ch. 5.Parenting --ch. 6.Interacting with others: friends, family, and strangers --ch. 7.Work and finances --pt. 2.Surviving and thriving: tools for healthy living --ch. 8.Rebuilding self-esteem --ch. 9.Strengthening your body and spirit --ch. 10.Managing pain and flare-ups --ch. 11.Navigating the health care system --ch. 12.Psychotherapists: helpful versus unhelpful.