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A cancer diagnosis can have a huge impact on most patients, families, and caregivers. Feelings of depression, anxiety, and fear are very common and are normal responses to this life-changing experience. Many things can cause these feelings.
Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers in women and has more severe mental and emotional effects than other types. The aim of this study was to determine depression levels in Iranian women with breast cancer. A systematic review study was conducted in
A breast cancer diagnosis can bring on a wide range of emotions including shock, fear, sadness, anger and grief. These feelings are normal. Some people find a support group or talking to a counselor or therapist helpful in coping with these feelings. Learn more about support groups and other types of support.
Psychological distress among patients with breast cancer is common and is linked to worse clinical outcomes. However, some patients present distinct challenges to standard treatment. For example, growing evidence suggests that some selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors SSRIs may reduce the effectiveness of tamoxifen, a chemotherapeutic agent.
Objective: A significant proportion of breast cancer patients experience psychiatric morbidity. The present study compared the psychopathological profile depression, anxiety and general psychopathology of Greek women with breast cancer with a group of healthy controls. General psychopathology was assessed by the SCLR.
Depression is more than just feeling down in the dumps or sad for a few days. Feelings of depression don't go away and can interfere with your everyday life. Symptoms of depression can include:.
Having breast cancer or receiving treatment has been seen as a traumatic experience for women due to its impacts on their self-image and sexual relationship, and may lead to an psychological reactions such as denial, anger, or intense fear toward their disease and treatment process. Also many of breast cancer patients have psychiatric morbidities such as depression and anxiety. The purpose of this study was to assess the prevalence and associated factors of depression and anxiety in breast cancer patients, in order to identify independent predictors of mental health disorders risk.
Sub-category: Epidemiology. Abstract Disclosures. Background: Breast cancer survivors are the largest group of cancer survivors in the United Kingdom UK. We aimed to estimate the long-term risk of anxiety and depression in women with history of breast cancer compared to those who have never had cancer.