Clinical Diagnosis of Mental Disorders Immediately Before and After Cancer Diagnosis: A Nationwide Matched Cohort Study in Sweden.

@article{Lu2016ClinicalDO,
  title={Clinical Diagnosis of Mental Disorders Immediately Before and After Cancer Diagnosis: A Nationwide Matched Cohort Study in Sweden.},
  author={Donghao Robert Lu and Therese M-L Andersson and Katja Fall and Christina M. Hultman and Kamila Czene and Unnur Anna Valdimarsd{\'o}ttir and Fang Fang},
  journal={JAMA oncology},
  year={2016},
  volume={2 9},
  pages={1188-96}
}
IMPORTANCE Psychiatric comorbidities are common among patients with cancer. However, whether or not there is increased risk of mental disorders during the diagnostic workup leading to a cancer diagnosis was unknown. OBJECTIVE To examine the relative risks of depression, anxiety, substance abuse, somatoform/conversion disorder, and stress reaction/adjustment disorder during the periods before and after cancer diagnosis compared with individuals without cancer. DESIGN, SETTING, AND… CONTINUE READING
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