The fear of depression recurrence is potent but not universal, research shows

Clinicians treating patients who live with or survive serious diseases such as cancer are familiar with the concept of fear of illness recurrence (FIR). FIR has been associated with greater avoidance of illness reminders, including medical appointments, ignoring symptom changes, social withdrawal and increases in anxiety and decreases in quality of life and mood.

This article was originally published on MedicalXpress.com

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