Medical guidelines recommend strict separation of individuals with CF to reduce the risk of cross-infection. With the loss of opportunities for in-person socialization, many with CF experience social isolation. Dr. Toth discusses the impacts upon social isolation upon the mental health of those with CF, and strategies to address them.
This presentation was made on August 4, 2018, at CFRI's 31st National Cystic Fibrosis Family Education Conference.
Conference sponsored by Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Genentech, Gilead Sciences, Chiesi USA, AbbVie, and the Boomer Esiason Foundation.