It is difficult to switch to other interests and topics, as it were "stuck" on the topic of health. Constantly discussing their symptoms with other patients, comparing their experiences and analysis of their symptoms, while notes in his only deviation for the worse, and the deviations of the better bring comfort for a short time. Thinks only the bad outcome of the disease, or surgery that brings anxiety and depressed mood continued. "I have – it's not like at all." The second option is to respond to disease reaction when the patient in order to psychological defense chooses not to recognize the disease, denying the fact of its existence, the crowd all thought about it, resort to mystical thinking, hoping for a miracle to avoid contact with the doctor and other patients. James A. Levine, M.D. may find this interesting as well. For this protection is a huge fear of recognition of the disease and its consequences.
By avoiding the truth, these patients often trigger the disease, skipping practices of physicians, refusing to surveys, forgetting to take medication. They are hard to convince need to comply with diet, diet, water-salt regime, and especially it is difficult to get to recognize the need for treatment, operations and other procedures. In the prevailing emotions complacency, inadequate – optimistic assessment of this condition and the effects of the disease. Patients little concerned about the serious disturbances in the body, to make plans for the future, often "go to work," crowding out all thoughts of disease, conceal the fact of illness of relatives and staff, burdening themselves with work, inadequate physical condition.