Do rates of mental disorders and existential distress among advanced stage cancer patients increase as death approaches?

@article{Lichtenthal2009DoRO,
  title={Do rates of mental disorders and existential distress among advanced stage cancer patients increase as death approaches?},
  author={Wendy G Lichtenthal and Matthew E Nilsson and Baohui Zhang and Elizabeth D Trice and David Kissane and William Breitbart and Holly Gwen Prigerson},
  journal={Psycho-oncology},
  year={2009},
  volume={18 1},
  pages={
          50-61
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To determine whether the prevalence of mental disorders and related factors increase as advanced cancer patients get closer to death. METHOD Baseline, cross-sectional data from 289 patients who were assessed prior to their death as part of a multi-site, longitudinal, prospective cohort study of advanced cancer patients. Major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and posttraumatic stress disorder were assessed using the Structured Clinical Interview for… CONTINUE READING
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