Cancer Mortalities Linked to Depression

发帖者 ADuu | 9/16/2009 03:20:00 AM | 0 评论 »

People with cancer who are depressed are more likely to die than patients with good mental health, psychologists report in the science journal Cancer.

The study reports that death rates from cancer "were up to 25 percent higher in patients experiencing depressive symptoms and up to 39 percent higher in patients diagnosed with major or minor depression".

While the study's main conclusion is a call for more research on the links between cancer and mental health, Satin says the results also prove the link is significant.

"I think depression should always be taken seriously," she adds. "It would be my wish that this line of research fuels adding psychological social treatment into standard cancer care."


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