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Psychosocial Issues Associated With Communication Disorders

Being able to communicate is essential to a person’s psychosocial well-being. The term psychosocial well-being refers to a person’s psychological, social, and emotional functioning and how this contributes to his or her overall quality of life. Psychosocial issues arise when a person’s psychosocial well-being is compromised in some way through a significant change in circumstances, such as a serious illness. The person experiences challenges in adapting to his or her changed circumstances, and this is often manifested in a range of psychosocial difficulties, such as a loss of confidence, reduced self-esteem, and increased anxiety and depression. Psychosocial adaptation is the process by which a person adjusts his or her psychosocial functioning to his or her changed circumstances. Psychosocial well-being is challenging to conceptualize and ...

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