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Anxiety and Depression in Caregivers of Chronic Mental Illness

Kerime Bademli

In chronic mental illness, patients often live with their families. For this reason, chronic mental illness negatively affects not only the patient but also the family. The illness of one of the family members is disturbing the balance of the family. One of the family members has to take caregiver role. The caregiver is experiencing various difficulties in the care-giving process and is trying to cope with these difficulties. As a result of the difficulties experienced during the care giving process, caregivers may experience anxiety and depression. For this reason, caregivers should be handled and supported by the healthcare personnel with the patient.