Depression and cancer: recent data on clinical issues, research challenges and treatment approaches.

@article{Reich2008DepressionAC,
  title={Depression and cancer: recent data on clinical issues, research challenges and treatment approaches.},
  author={Michel Reich},
  journal={Current opinion in oncology},
  year={2008},
  volume={20 4},
  pages={353-9}
}
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Clinical guidelines for depression screening, assessment and management in the oncologic field and palliative care are becoming paramount in routine cancer care. This psychiatric comorbidity has several impacts on quality of life, anticancer treatment compliance, hospital stay duration, health-care costs, morbidity and possibly mortality even if discordant reports exist. RECENT FINDINGS Recent development of brain imaging techniques (MRI, positron emission tomography… CONTINUE READING