People have many emotions, including love, grief, fear, anger and joy, and many patients feel stress at times. To keep emotions from getting out of control, manage your feelings and stress by learning how to cope better. You may use a breathing method, start an exercise routine or try a new hobby. Also, please talk to your doctor or nurse about your feelings and the amount of stress in your life. For example, let them know if fear is keeping you from making decisions about your treatment, or if you are having conflict in your relationships.
You may feel better by connecting with other patients. Or counseling may help, and your doctor can give you a referral to the Psychiatry Service.