Living with a lung condition can be difficult and stressful. As well as having difficult physical symptoms that you must learn to cope with such as breathlessness and coughing, you may also experience more tiredness and may find that you are less active than before your diagnosis.
Lung conditions can also affect you in ways that you may not have thought about previously. For example, it may affect your ability to get a good night’s sleep, you might find that you are not eating as well as you once used to, and this may lead to feelings of agitation, hopelessness and worry. You might also feel concerned about the future and how your condition will progress.
Feeling like this over a long period of time can lead to some people feeling stressed, depressed and/or anxious. The aim of our resources is to provide you with an introduction of what stress, depression and anxiety are, and how you can use some self-help techniques to manage and improve your emotional health.