Screening new cancer patients for psychological distress using the hospital anxiety and depression scale.

@article{Sellick2007ScreeningNC,
  title={Screening new cancer patients for psychological distress using the hospital anxiety and depression scale.},
  author={Scott M Sellick and Alan D Edwardson},
  journal={Psycho-oncology},
  year={2007},
  volume={16 6},
  pages={534-42}
}
The diagnosis of a life-threatening illness creates immediate psychosocial distress for the patient and his or her family. The threat is real and the rational response is to be afraid. We need to be reaching out to patients and their families and not waiting for crises. The responsibility remains with the healthcare system and psychosocial healthcare professionals to identify those who are in most need. Psychological distress is something that can be relatively easily measured and responded to… CONTINUE READING

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