Unrecognised and untreated depression in cancer care

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Clinically significant depression not only spoils the quality of life of patients with cancer, but it also shortens their survival. In keeping with meta-analyses that assessed the association between depression and cancer mortality, Pinquart and Duberstein 1 drew from 76 studies (176 863 patients) to confirm that the relative risk of mortality increased by 17 in patients with depression compared with those without depression.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)320 - 321
Number of pages2
JournalThe Lancet Psychiatry
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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