Psychological distress at follow-up after major surgery for intra-oral cancer.
A cohort of patients who had received major intra-oral surgery, up to 10 yr (mean 3.5 yr) prior to this study were reviewed and assessed for evidence of current psychological disturbance. Forty-one per cent of patients were found to have significant levels of psychological distress comprising mood disorder, social dysfunction or both types of difficulty. Prevalence of clinical anxiety and depression per se was within the range 22-32%, but few patients were receiving any form of active therapy...Expand abstract
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