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The Assertive Patient

Dec 12, 2013 @ 09:32 AM – by CARE Fertility

As a health psychologist, I often counsel patients on how to be more assertive in interacting with their healthcare team. Basically, there are three distinct patterns or styles of communication:  Passive, Assertive, and Aggressive.  Individuals whom are passive tend to be compliant, submissive, and very unclear about their wants or needs.  They tend to not ask questions and go along with the desires of others to avoid conflict. 

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Seeing a Psychologist

Dec 9, 2013 @ 11:24 AM – by CARE Fertility

"My RE recently referred me to see a psychologist.  Does my doctor think I am making myself infertile?

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