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Mental Health

Coping with Depression in Patients with Cancer
Depression & CancerMental Health
Depression may have far-reaching consequences on the well-being of patients diagnosed with cancer, such as delayed treatment, longer hospital stays, and increased symptoms, and should therefore be treated properly.
Dealing with Anxiety, Depression, and PTSD Associated with a Cancer Diagnosis
Depression & CancerMental Health
Less than half of patients with cancer who have mental disorders or emotional distress are referred for appropriate care. This article tackles head-on how to deal with these issues as a patient.
Cancer and Grief
Grief Management Mental Health
Grief Counselor Kelly Grosklags says that being authentic in a world that stigmatizes mental health and judges raw emotions can be lonely and alienating. She provides tips on how to deal with some of the feelings that come with the layers of loss and mourning.
Supporting the Mental Health of Young Adults with Cancer
Family MembersMental HealthPatient Stories
When she was 34 with a 6-year-old daughter, Sara Olsher was told she had breast cancer. What followed was a year and a half of treatment and connecting with her daughter in unique ways.
Psychosocial Care for Patients with Advanced Disease
Mental HealthMetastatic Cancer
Providing mental health services for patients with terminal diagnoses, as stable mental health allows patients to physically respond in a positive way.
Perfect Patient Syndrome in Oncology
Mental Health
Kelly Grosklags, LICSW, BCD, FAAGC shares how Perfect Patient Syndrome can occur in patients with cancer who want to impress their providers. Perfect Patient Syndrome can lead to dishonesty and unreported symptoms.
Mental Illness and Cancer
Mental Health
In the United States, mental illness is common. In 2017, approximately 46.6 million American adults experienced some form of mental illness.
The Slippery Slope of Survivorship: Maintaining Mental Health
Depression & CancerMental HealthSurvivorship
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma survivor Dan Dean tackles the stigmas and difficulties associated with mental health diagnoses and therapies.
Many Cancer Survivors Are Not Receiving Treatment for Their Depression
Depression & CancerMental Health
Depression among cancer survivors is associated with an increased risk for suicide, poor quality of life, increased mortality risk, delayed return to work, and more frequent use of healthcare resources, which increases their medical costs.

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