Managing ‘Scanxiety’: Tips for Rare Disease Patients

Managing ‘Scanxiety’: Tips for Rare Disease Patients

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Managing ‘Scanxiety’: Tips for Rare Disease Patients

A study published early last year revealed that patients living with a rare disease have a greater risk of developing anxiety and other mental health issues compared with people with more common diseases, The Lund Report noted. While more than 6,000 rare diseases have been identified around the world, patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) are no exception to experiencing high anxiety due to their disease. I recently spoke with a friend who is newly…

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