How we cope with the emotional impact of cerebral palsy, is the difference between us struggling, or us adjusting to life with the condition.
Ageing with the condition gives us greater understanding of the condition, as well as giving us a more refined awareness of our situation. It’s no surprise to hear that adults with a disability like cerebral palsy are three to four times more likely to suffer from depression, than those without.
It’s an all-embracing condition that can bring inescapable feelings of hopelessness, sadness and despair. Physical impairments are part of the cerebral palsy condition and are part of everyday lives. Couple that with chronic pain and it’s easy to see why depression and anxiety are linked to the condition.
It’s important any psychological issues, including pain management, to do with ageing around a disability are treated by medical professionals.