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Watch for Signs of Depression in Ovarian Cancer Patients

(PSYCHIATRIC TIMES) - SAN FRANCISCO—Depression serious enough to affect daily functioning occurs in one of every five patients who have epithelial ovarian cancer, according to data presented at the 30th Annual Meeting of the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists. Diane Bodurka-Bevers, MD, and her colleagues at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center studied this problem in 275 patients with ovarian cancer.



Dr. Bodurka-Bevers said in an interview that the prevalence of… Continue

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

Depression and Anxiety Difficult to Diagnose in Cancer Patients

(PSYCHIATRIC TIMES) - CLEVELAND—Since sadness and anxiety are normal reactions to serious illness such as cancer, the challenge for the physician becomes determining which symptoms are appropriate to the situation and which are pathologic and require treatment, Susan J. Stagno, MD, said at a conference on palliative medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.



The clinician must also keep in mind that psychiatric symptoms can be caused by medication or by a medical condition. Poorly… Continue

Added by psychiatryRounds Psychiatry News on May 1, 1999 at 9:00pm — No Comments

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