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Freiburg researchers examine how the chronically ill utilize their free time

Freiburg, Aug 26, 2019

Boredom, listlessness, depression: Chronic illnesses not only challenge the body, but also the soul. The psyche in particular suffers from pain and long hospital stays. Prof. Dr. Jürgen Bengel and Lisa Müller from the Department of Psychology at the University of Freiburg are investigating how patients make use of their free time in the event of an illness. Whether doing sports, painting or spending time in nature, the interviewees often find amazing ways to lead fulfilled lives despite their illnesses.