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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

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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

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Other Hormones on Behavior

(PSYCHIATRIC TIMES) - To address the influence of estrogen and other hormones on behavior, Lyn Harper Mozley, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology in psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania, is examining olfaction in healthy women and in women with schizophrenia across the life span. She discussed her project at the 10th annual scientific symposium of the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD), held in New York. NARSAD is funding Mozley's work with a… Continue

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PTSD, the Traumatic Principle and Lawsuits

(PSYCHIATRIC TIMES) - The most common psychiatric sequelae following trauma include major depressive disorder, somatoform pain disorder, adjustment disorder and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In law, trauma that precipitates PTSD is viewed as a tort, which stems from the root word "torquere" (to twist), as does the word torture. In a sense, plaintiffs do allege torture in personal injury cases. A tort constitutes a civil or private wrong, as opposed to a criminal wrong, and rests on the… Continue

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Psychotherapy Training in Residency Programs in Demand and in Peril

(PSYCHIATRIC TIMES) - Psychiatry residents want and need solid training in psychotherapy in order to best serve their patients and to remain competitive in the mental health marketplace, concluded a March conference sponsored by the American Psychiatric Association's Commission on Psychotherapy by Psychiatrists (COPP). The event, entitled "Integration and Specificity in Psychotherapy Education," drew 120 training directors, residents and faculty from around the country, and represented… Continue

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How AA and Psychotherapy Can Work Together

(PSYCHIATRIC TIMES) - Until the last half of this century, there were few if any treatments that seemed consistently effective in responding to the clinical needs of individuals who were abusing or dependent upon alcohol. As a result, as is so often the case when professionals are unable to provide adequate solutions for such problems, support or self-help groups emerged (Caplan, 1974). Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is an extraordinary example of these groups.



AA had its beginnings in… Continue

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Psychotherapy Strategies and the Chronically Suicidal Patient

(PSYCHIATRIC TIMES) - The benefits of psychotherapy in treating the chronically suicidal patient, as well as strategies that can help the potential suicide patient imagine and reflect others' reactions to this most final of acts, was the subject of a conference by Glen O. Gabbard, M.D., at the 11th Annual U.S. Psychiatric & Mental Health Congress. Gabbard is the Bessie Callaway Distinguished Professor of Psychoanalysis and Education at the Karl Menninger School of Psychiatry and Mental… Continue

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Dynamically Based Psychotherapy: A Contemporary Overview

(PSYCHIATRIC TIMES) - This article addresses several important theoretical issues related to dynamically oriented psychotherapy (Goldstein, 1998). These issues include the therapeutic alliance and transference, the authority of the therapist and neutrality, the stability of the therapeutic environment, countertransference, empathy, and basic strategy. Efforts are made to present these issues in a contemporary context.

The Therapeutic Alliance and the Transference



The therapeutic… Continue

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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

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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

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