Depression is a frequent and serious comorbid condition in people with cancer, which has a major negative impact on their quality of life and long–term prognosis.
Depression and Cancer is the first book devoted to the interaction between these important disorders. It examines various aspects of this comorbidity and describes how the negative consequences of depression in cancer could be avoided or ameliorated, given that effective depression treatments for cancer patients are available. World leaders in psychiatry and oncology summarize the latest evidence on the epidemiology, pathogenesis, screening and recognition, impact on treatment adherence and survival, pharmacotherapy, psychotherapy, clinical management, and cultural and public health implications of depression in persons with cancer.
Its practical approach makes this book ideal for all those involved with the management of these patients: psychiatrists, psychologists, oncologists, general practitioners, and cancer and mental health nurses.
List of Contributors.
1 The Prevalence of Depression in People with Cancer (Mary Jane Massie, Mari Lloyd–Williams, Greg Irving and Kimberley Miller).
2 Psychological Adaptation, Demoralization and Depression in People with Cancer (David M. Clarke).
3 Biology of Depression and Cytokines in Cancer (Dominique L. Musselman, Andrew H. Miller, Erica B. Royster and Marcia D. McNutt).
4 Recognition of Depression and Methods of Depression Screening in People with Cancer (Steven D. Passik and Amy E. Lowery).
5 Impact of Depression on Treatment Adherence and Survival from Cancer (M. Robin DiMatteo and Kelly B. Haskard–Zolnierek).
6 Suicide and Desire for Hastened Death in People with Cancer (William Breitbart, Hayley Pessin and Elissa Kolva).
7 Pharmacotherapy of Depression in People with Cancer (Luigi Grassi, Maria Giulia Nanni, Yosuke Uchitomi and Michelle Riba).
8 Psychotherapy for Depression in Cancer and Palliative Care (David W. Kissane, Tomer Levin, Sarah Hales, Christopher Lo and Gary Rodin).
9 Depression and Cancer: the Role of Culture and Social Disparities (Christoffer Johansen, Susanne Oksbjerg Dalton and Pernille Envold Bidstrup).