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In power actual issues, the main widespread figures within the box of behavioral drugs argue why a biopsychosocial viewpoint is important to lowering the large own and societal burden of power disorder.

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In one study, downward comparison was more strongly related to reduced distress among cardiac patients whose event was more recent than distant (Helgeson and Taylor, 1993), whereas in another study, downward comparison was more strongly related to adjustment among cardiac patients who had more severe disease (Helgeson and Mickelson, 2000). A neglected issue in this area is the idea that self-esteem may increase after chronic illness. , 1995). Carpenter (1997), in her study of women with breast cancer, found that women reported an increase in selfesteem since diagnosis.

1993), but is unrelated to adjustment among patients with Parkinson’s disease (Wallhagen and Brod, 1997). One factor that may influence whether a domain of control is associated with adjustment may be the potential for control. There is greater potential for personal control over the symptoms or daily aspects of chronic illness than over the actual onset and course of the disease. This may explain why the former has been more consistently associated with health benefits than the latter. The self is not the only source of control.

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