Aeon: Traumatised by the Cure

Summary: Aeon shines a light on the psychological distress that may occur from a life-threatening illness and the medical advances designed to treat them. Phil Wolfson, M.D., a psychiatrist and MAPS-sponsored researcher, suggests a new diagnosis to recognize and treat the stress associated with the prognosis, PTSD-life-threatening illness (PTSD-LTI). “Wolfson hopes the new diagnosis will inspire novel therapies with a new cadre of professionals attuned to life-threatening illness,” explains Aeon.

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