Incidence and drug treatment of emotional distress after cancer diagnosis: a matched primary care case–control study

@inproceedings{Desplenter2012IncidenceAD,
  title={Incidence and drug treatment of emotional distress after cancer diagnosis: a matched primary care case–control study},
  author={Franciska A. M. Desplenter and Christine M. Bond and M Stuart Watson and Christopher D. Burton and Peter Murchie and Amanda J. Lee and Karen E Lefevre and Steven Simoens and Gert M. Laekeman},
  booktitle={British Journal of Cancer},
  year={2012}
}
Background:Emotional distress is common in cancer patients. This study aimed to describe, in the year after a cancer diagnosis: the incidence of anxiety, depression and excessive alcohol use; the pattern of these diagnoses and treatment over time; and the nature and duration of the prescribed treatment.Methods:A matched case–control study was conducted using routinely collected primary care data from 173 Scottish general practices. A presumptive diagnosis of emotional distress (anxiety… CONTINUE READING