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Better off dead: suicidal thoughts in cancer patients.

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PURPOSE: Cancer is associated with an increased risk of suicide and attempted suicide. However, we do not know how many cancer patients have thoughts that they would be better off dead or thoughts of hurting themselves. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of such thoughts in cancer outpatients and which patients are most likely to have them. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A survey of consecutive patients who attended the outpatient clinics of a regional cancer center in Edinburgh, United Kin...

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10.1200/jco.2007.11.8844

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
Waters, RA More by this author
Swanson, H More by this author
Hibberd, CJ More by this author
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Journal:
Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
Volume:
26
Issue:
29
Pages:
4725-4730
Publication date:
2008-10-05
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EISSN:
1527-7755
ISSN:
0732-183X
URN:
uuid:05f250b0-4c61-44f2-b8a5-f0875a3ed227
Source identifiers:
139806
Local pid:
pubs:139806

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