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Study seeks to investigate ways of coping with PH

Posted on May 3rd 2022

A new study is investigating the impact of PH on individuals and their caregivers, and whether ‘self-compassion’ can be a helpful way of coping.

There is growing evidence suggesting self-compassion may help to buffer people from the effects of emotional difficulties, such as anxiety and depression, and researchers are keen to understand this in the context of pulmonary hypertension (PH).

The research is being conducted in collaboration with the PHA UK, Nottingham Trent University and Cardiff University, and is being led by clinical psychologist Dr Gregg Rawlings.  It is hoped the findings may inform possible treatments in the future.

The team is looking for people with PH, and their caregivers, to take part in the study. You can find out more here.