IC Daily Fact #21 – Anxiety and Interstitial Cystitis

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Did you know that anxiety disorder is a very common related condition to IC so much so that the UPOINT System for the Clinical Phenotypes for Chronic Pelvic Pain assesses for anxiety disorder and encourage physicians and patients to seek treatment. There is no shame in having anxiety disorder and it can be quite normal to have anxiety when you are struggling to understand and cope with a new diagnosis. The great news is that many local hospitals provide affordable anxiety management classes that, in a few short weeks, can teach essential coping skills so that you can control your anxiety rather than letting anxiety control you! Think about it! The ICN offers a video on anxiety and IC that can also help! If you struggle with anxiety, you are certainly NOT alone!

By | 2017-07-21T07:46:50-07:00 September 23rd, 2012|Announcements, Daily Facts|Comments Off on IC Daily Fact #21 – Anxiety and Interstitial Cystitis

About the Author:

My Google Profile+ Jill Osborne is the president and founder of the Interstitial Cystitis Network, a health education company dedicated to interstitial cystitis, bladder pain syndrome and other pelvic pain disorders. Representing the IC community, she has appeared radio and TV shows including the PBS “Healthy Body Healthy Mind” television series. She serves as editor of the IC Optimist quarterly magazine and has authored dozens of articles on IC. She spends the majority of her time developing new, internet based educational and support tools for IC patients, including the “Living with IC” video series currently on YouTube and the ICN Food List smartphone app!