Eric L. Patterson, LPC, is a professional counselor in western Pennsylvania working for over a decade to help his clients live happier lives. By night, he is a dad, husband, runner and freelance writer specializing in transferring his mental health knowledge and experience into clear, actionable content for his readers.
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Over time stress will impact physical, mental and social health in unwanted ways. The COPD and stress cycle must end, but how can you put a stop to it?
COPD and anxiety often go hand-in-hand — up to 75 percent of patients with severe COPD are thought to also struggle with anxiety.
Having a pet with COPD, or animal assisted therapy, is essentially the use of animals that may produce a therapeutic response in a patient.
When you have COPD, entertaining visitors can seem like a chore. Consider these tips for having visitors with COPD and enjoy yourself when people come over.
Giving up is easy — especially when you are diagnosed with COPD. But resisting the urge to give up can lead to better treatment and quality of life.
Staying positive with COPD isn't always easy. Counselor Eric Patterson shares his tips for combatting negativity in the face of illness.
If you are a COPD caregiver, you will need to care for yourself as much as you care for them.
Counselor Eric Patterson and COPD patient Russell Winwood discuss strategies for coping with a COPD diagnosis.
People need other people, and you are no different. Communicating with others and talking about COPD can provide you with amazing positives.
Explaining COPD to a child isn't easy, but you need to tell your children/grandchildren about your diagnosis. Consider these tips.