Depression in cancer patients: Pathogenesis, implications and treatment (Review)

@inproceedings{Smith2015DepressionIC,
  title={Depression in cancer patients: Pathogenesis, implications and treatment (Review)},
  author={Hamish R. C. Smith},
  booktitle={Oncology letters},
  year={2015}
}
Depression is a common comorbidity in cancer cases, affecting >10% of patients. A cancer diagnosis is life-changing, and is a source of considerable psychological and emotional stress. Non-pathological sadness may be a normal response to a cancer diagnosis, however, stress beyond the coping mechanisms of patients may result in major depressive disorder. The current review, in addition to the obvious psychosocial elements of depression, explores its biological mechanisms, including tissue damage… CONTINUE READING
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