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Little has been done to study the effectiveness of antidepressants in controlling anxiety/depression in a population of cancer patients. A double-blind placebo-controlled study was therefore designed to assess the effectiveness of 20 mg fluoxetine. Of 115 cancer patients who fulfilled entry criteria for levels of distress, 45 patients were randomized to a(More)
Autism can be considered as an early general developmental disorder, characterized by problems of social interaction, problems of verbal and non verbal communication, and behavioral or ideational stereotypes. However, within autism we observe a clinical heterogeneity of autistic disorders which suggests the possibility of autistic subtypes. Several authors(More)
BACKGROUND Many women with breast cancer need psychological help to cope more effectively after treatment. Cognitive and behavioural techniques are not yet well established in France. A multi-site randomized study was conducted to evaluate the effects of a psycho-educational group intervention in this population. METHODS Two hundred and three patients,(More)
To assess the contribution of pharmacological tolerance to increasing doses of morphine, 29 cancer patients requiring oral morphine to treat pain were studied by two teams working independently. The first team assessed physical impairment, pain intensity and pain treatment. The second team assessed depressive disorders (DSM III criteria), emotional and(More)
OBJECTIVE Little is known about the prevalence of psychiatric disorders in French cancer patients. This study aimed to assess the feasibility of a screening procedure using the Psychological Distress Scale (PDS). The PDS is a French adaptation of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network Distress Thermometer. The screening performance of the PDS was(More)
The Mental Adjustment to Cancer (MAC) scale was validated on a heterogeneous French sample of 317 cancer patients. Internal consistency was satisfactory for the original subscales (alpha coefficients=0.62-0.80), except for the Fatalism subscale (alpha=0.40). The intercorrelations of the subscales and the correlations between the subscales and Anxiety and(More)
This study was designed to test a new rating observational scale for the diagnosis and grading of pain evoked by cancer in children aged 2-6 years. We began by collecting retrospective clinical findings consisting of descriptions of children in pain. From these descriptions, an item scale was built up comprising overall patterns of behavior specific to(More)
Children of a parent diagnosed with cancer, experience severe emotional distress, which may have important repercussions later, in adult life. However, responses of children to a parent with a serious illness vary, depending on the functioning of the family unit, and more especially, the capacity of the family to communicate openly and effectively about the(More)