Posttraumatic stress disorder after cancer diagnosis in adults: A meta‐analysis

  title={Posttraumatic stress disorder after cancer diagnosis in adults: A meta‐analysis},
  author={Samantha Swartzman and Josephine N. Booth and Alastair J. Munro and Fabio Sani},
  journal={Depression and Anxiety},
Since the introduction of serious illness as a potential traumatic stressor in the fourth version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM‐IV), research on the prevalence and predictors of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after cancer diagnosis has proliferated. Studies have reported widely varying estimates of the number of people with PTSD after cancer. The aim of this review is to synthesize quantitative data from studies reporting the proportion of people with… 

Are we missing PTSD in our patients with cancer? Part I.

A general overview of PTSD with cancer as the traumatic event is provided, and the growing pool of literature on this topic is reviewed, including prevalence, risk factors, characterization, and treatment of CR-PTSD are reviewed.

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and the Nature of Trauma in Patients with Cardiovascular Diseases: A Case-Control study

By uncovering characteristics of PTSD patients/trauma in CVD patients, this work will serve future research and clinical initiatives to better screen at-risk patients or at- risk medical situations.

Exploratory study of impact of cancer‐related posttraumatic stress symptoms on diabetes self‐management among cancer survivors

The impact of cancer‐related PTSS symptoms on self‐management behaviors for comorbid chronic medical conditions such as diabetes mellitus (DM) is unknown.

A comparison of physical comorbidities in patients with posttraumatic stress disorder developed after a terrorist attack or other traumatic event

Patients with PTSD due to TA and female patients should be considered for their higher prevalence of neoplasms, while male patients and those with higher symptom duration should be monitored for circulatory disease and metabolic syndrome.

Posttraumatic stress disorder and breast cancer: Risk factors and the role of inflammation and endocrine function

More research to identify those women at heightened risk of PTSD after breast cancer is warranted to reduce the number of diagnoses and lessen the negative impact of this chronic mental health condition.

Medically Induced Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Military Personnel and Veterans: An Overview

It is indicated that military personnel and veterans (ADMP/V) are at least as vulnerable as their civilian counterparts in developing medically induced PTSD.

Change in 9/11‐related post‐traumatic stress symptoms following cancer diagnosis

Assessment of change in 9/11‐related PTSD symptoms following cancer diagnosis in a 9/ 11‐exposed cohort, the World Trade Center Health Registry finds no change in symptoms.

Cancer Beliefs Associated with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Neuroendocrine Tumor Survivors

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Cancer related PTSD symptoms in patients of all ages and their relatives, and general risk factors

The first purpose of this paper is to describe each age group, thus showing PTSD from the perspective of children and teenagers, adults, and seniors, and the symptoms in the parents, siblings, and children of cancer patients.



Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in survivors of Hodgkin's lymphoma: prevalence of PTSD and partial PTSD compared with sibling controls

This study aimed to investigate the prevalence of PTSD symptoms in a cohort of long‐term survivors of Hodgkin's lymphoma and to explore the clinical relevance of the partial PTSD phenomenon by assessing impairment of function secondary to sub‐threshold symptomatology.

Prevalence of posttraumatic stress disorder in women with breast cancer.

Post‐traumatic stress disorder in cancer: a review

It is suggested that a PTSD symptom assessment provides valuable clinical information concerning the post‐treatment adjustment of cancer survivors and their immediate family members.

Posttraumatic stress disorder following cancer. A conceptual and empirical review.

Cancer and post-traumatic stress disorder: Diagnosis, pathogenesis and treatment considerations

Abstract Objective: The purpose of this article was to review the literature regarding diagnosis, pathogenesis, and treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) associated with cancer. Method:

DSM-5 Trauma and Stress-Related Disorders: Implications for Screening for Cancer-Related Stress

  • M. Kangas
  • Psychology, Medicine
    Front. Psychiatry
  • 2013
The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the changes to the PTSD criteria in DSM 5, and the repercussions this has for screening, assessment, and treatment practices for cancer-related stress problems.

Post‐traumatic stress symptoms in cancer survivors: relationship to the impact of cancer scale and other associated risk factors

The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of post‐traumatic stress symptoms in a sample of cancer survivors and to investigate their association with the impact of cancer, depressive

Prevalence of acute and post‐traumatic stress disorder and comorbid mental disorders in breast cancer patients during primary cancer care: a prospective study

A large number of women with emotional distress illustrate the need for psychosocial counseling and support in this early treatment phase, and whether the diagnosis of PTSD is appropriate in this group of cancer patients is critically evaluated.

Posttraumatic stress disorder after treatment for breast cancer: prevalence of diagnosis and use of the PTSD Checklist-Civilian Version (PCL-C) as a screening instrument.

PTSD can be precipitated by diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer, and the PCL-C can be a cost-effective screening tool for this disorder.