PCHC Positive Coping with Health Conditions
Health Conditions List

The Positive Coping Skills in this workbook are effective in addressing a long list of “health conditions.” Various illnesses and health problems that people encounter present different challenges and require people to adapt in unique ways. Some conditions might require a particular ability to manage pain or discomfort; some will require marked adaptations in mobility or physical activity; some will require the use of medications, physical or mechanical aids, or assistance from others in undertaking day-to-day activities.

Here is a list of some health conditions for which Positive Coping Skills can be developed using the skills taught in this workbook:

  • Diabetes
  • Heart problems
  • Arthritis, and other problems of bones, muscles or joints
  • Respiratory problems and illnesses, such as asthma, emphysema, COPD, cystic fibrosis
  • Kidney problems
  • Liver problems, including forms of hepatitis
  • Neural diseases or damage, including multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury
  • Gastrointestinal problems such as colitis, Crohn’s disease, irritable bowel syndrome
  • HIV-related illnesses
  • Cancer
  • Lymphoma, leukemia and other illnesses related to blood and lymph tissues
  • Immune system disorders, including lupus
  • Sensory diseases or damage, including visual impairment, hearing loss
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Chronic pain disorders, including fibromyalgia