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Cancer and psychiatry

Abstract:

Cancer is common, affecting one in three people in UK during their lifetime. Psychological factors are relevant in the prevention of cancer and also in how people respond to cancer and its treatment. This article provides an overview of the area, referred to as psycho-oncology, from a psychiatric clinician's point of view. The most common psychiatric problem in the management of patients with cancer is that of emotional disorders. These are very common but still remain under-diagnosed and und...

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10.1016/j.mppsy.2009.03.010

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
Journal:
Psychiatry
Volume:
8
Issue:
6
Pages:
208-211
Publication date:
2009-06-05
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ISSN:
1476-1793
URN:
uuid:1a6f509b-cc7d-4e05-b331-f03386d29871
Source identifiers:
178786
Local pid:
pubs:178786
Language:
English
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