October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Explore the latest in psycho-oncology and improvements in mental health care for patients with cancer in Psychiatric Times.
Treating both cancer and mental health can be difficult. Here’s why it’s important to do so collaboratively.
Patients with cancer are at increased risk for both suicidal ideation and completed suicide. The authors discuss factors contributing to this increase in both biological and psychological realms.
Are patients with cancer also vulnerable to post-traumatic stress disorder?
Patients with schizophrenia often have worse outcomes than their peers without the diagnosis. How can you support your patient in ensuring a better cancer prognosis?
Despite advances in clinical care for patients with cancer, distress and depression continue to haunt patients. These facts will help you better understand and care for patients with cancer.
An added component of cancer treatment is discovering what is most meaningful in the patient’s life and using that to buoy them during difficult moments. That, in a nutshell, is the psychiatrist’s role.
The next several years will present challenges and opportunities for psycho-oncology to improve care for patients.
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