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Unformatted text preview: depressed individual if I did not get the proper help. Coping skills: The best coping skills that I can use are to understand what chronic arthritis is, how it affects me, what I would have to do to control it, and social support from my family and friends. My greatest challenge: The greatest challenges that I would have to deal with if I had this condition would be the challenges of not being able to work in the profession that I love so much, and having to depend on others to make sure that my children received the care that they deserve. I see myself as a very independent woman and the thought of having someone else supporting me and taking care of my children is a very devastating thought....
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- Spring '12