M M Plumb

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Thirty-eight patients receiving chemotherapy for advanced cancer and 37 of their spouses were studied to assess changes since illness in the desire for affection (sexual, physical, and verbal) and changes in actual affectional behavior. Each participant in the study was interviewed and then completed the Beck Depression Inventory and an Affectional Needs(More)
Depressive symptoms assessed by the Beck Depression Inventory were compared in 97 cancer patients, 66 next-of-kin of cancer patients, and 99 physically healthy persons who attempted suicide. Less than a fourth of the cancer patients and a fifth of their next-of-kin but over half of the psychiatric patients were moderately or severely depressed. The two(More)
Sociodemographic, drug-taking history and psychological test data were collected from 133 male heroin addicts in treatment programs. Those addicts who had ever sniffed glue (26.4%) were characterized by a unique orientation toward death. Not only were they significantly more likely to have attempted suicide, but also they more often fantasized about death(More)
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