Anxiety and depression in adolescent cancer: findings in patients and parents at the time of diagnosis.

@article{Allen1997AnxietyAD,
  title={Anxiety and depression in adolescent cancer: findings in patients and parents at the time of diagnosis.},
  author={Roger Allen and Stanton Peter Newman and Robert L. Souhami},
  journal={European journal of cancer},
  year={1997},
  volume={33 8},
  pages={1250-5}
}
Adolescent cancer is uncommon and presents an exceptional stress for the young patient and their parents. The emotional needs of adolescents with cancer are a major factor in the recommendation for the establishment of adolescent cancer units in major cancer centres in the U.K. However, there have been no prospective, longitudinal studies assessing the psychological impact of a diagnosis of cancer on the adolescent patient and their family. In 1994 we began a longitudinal study of the emotional… CONTINUE READING

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