The burden of depression in prostate cancer.

  title={The burden of depression in prostate cancer.},
  author={Ravishankar Jayadevappa and Stanley Bruce Malkowicz and Sumedha Chhatre and Jerry C. Johnson and Joseph J. Gallo},
  volume={21 12},
OBJECTIVE We sought to analyze the prevalence and incremental burden of depression among elderly with prostate cancer. METHODS We adopted a retrospective cohort design using the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results-Medicare linked database between 1995 and 2003. Patients with prostate cancer diagnosed between 1995 and 1998 were identified and followed retrospectively for 1 year pre-diagnosis and up to 8 years post diagnosis. In this cohort of patients with prostate cancer, depression… CONTINUE READING
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