Essay on Cognitive and Emotional Response
Psychosocial reaction to a newly diagnosed illness refers to a set of cognitive and emotional responses that are induced into every ill person by the illness or related information that they receive (John, 2009) . While cognition refers to processes such memory, attention, language, problem solving and planning emotional responses are the reactions of the body to a situation primarily given by an outer influence such anger, frustration and disbelief(John, 2009). After being diagnosed with a condition a person is most likely to experience a series of mixed emotions such as …show more content…
To conclude, having these thoughts and feelings like shock and lack of concentration is a natural reaction to a difficult situation such as that discussed in this essay, knowing this can help the patients find ways to manage these feelings. Over time, they may find that their strong feelings about the condition fade. Although their life has changed in some ways, in other ways it goes back to a more regular pattern quite easily and they begin to feel more or less like their usual self. However, this may not happen, instead they may continue to feel worried and upset and these feelings can interfere with their lives.
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