psychiatryRounds

Connecting Psychiatry - Expert community for all mental health professionals

September 1999 News and Blog Posts (4)

Diagnosis and Treatment of Depression in Cancer Patients

(PSYCHIATRIC TIMES) - Pirl and Roth synthesize well the rich literature that now exists on the prevalence, causes, and treatment of depression in patients with cancer. Their review focuses attention on: (1) those factors—patient- as well as disease- and treatment-related—that may place an individual at increased risk for depression when cancer is diagnosed; and (2) the need for regular screening of patients with respect to their emotional and social functioning throughout the disease… Continue

Added by psychiatryRounds Psychiatry News on September 1, 1999 at 3:00am — No Comments

Diagnosis and Treatment of Depression in Cancer Patients

(PSYCHIATRIC TIMES) - Drs. Pirl and Roth describe various problems that complicate efforts to accurately diagnose and appropriately treat depression in cancer patients. These include the subjective nature of symptoms, multiple possible diagnoses within the spectrum of mood disorders, multiple possible etiologies of somatic symptoms, lack of sensitive and specific diagnostic instruments, and attitudes of patients, caregivers, and clinicians toward the presence of depressive… Continue

Added by psychiatryRounds Psychiatry News on September 1, 1999 at 3:00am — No Comments

Diagnosis and Treatment of Depression in Cancer Patients

(PSYCHIATRIC TIMES) - Introduction



An estimated 25% of all cancer patients will experience major depression at some point in their illness.[1-5] People with cancer are three times more likely than the general population and almost two times more likely than other hospitalized medical patients to develop major depression.[6,7] The prevalence of depression is even higher in cancer patients with the greatest disability and distressing physical symptoms, especially uncontrolled… Continue

Added by psychiatryRounds Psychiatry News on September 1, 1999 at 3:00am — No Comments

Interventions Aim To Prevent Depression in High-Risk Children

(PSYCHIATRIC TIMES) - Children whose parents have been diagnosed with affective disorders are far more likely to be diagnosed with a mental illness-especially affective disorder-than their peers whose parents do not have mood disorders (Beardslee, 1998; Burge and Hammen, 1991; Downey and Coyne, 1990). Unhappy with these odds, Boston researcher William R. Beardslee, M.D., has developed two promising short-term interventions that aim to prevent depression in this at-risk… Continue

Added by psychiatryRounds Psychiatry News on September 1, 1999 at 3:00am — No Comments

Monthly Archives

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999


psychiatryRounds Social Media

Sponsors

CMEinfo: Board Reviews in Anesthesia, Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Radiology

© 2019   Created by PsychiatryRounds Team.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service