Psychosocial predictors of distress and depression among South African breast cancer patients

ConclusionsDistress and depressive symptoms are prevalent among South African breast cancer patients, especially those with higher body change stress and lower perceived support. For breast cancer patients who are distressed or have symptoms of depression, social support, information, psychosocial counselling and in some cases referral for medication management and cognitive psychotherapy are indicated. This article calls attention to the need for psychosocial services directed at supporting patients receiving care at breast clinics in South Africa.
Source: Psycho-Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

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Ryan R. Kelly1,2†, Lindsay T. McDonald1,2†, Nathaniel R. Jensen1,2, Sara J. Sidles1,2 and Amanda C. LaRue1,2* 1Research Services, Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center, Charleston, SC, United States 2Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, United States The significant biochemical and physiological effects of psychological stress are beginning to be recognized as exacerbating common diseases, including osteoporosis. This review discusses the current evidence for psychological stress-associated mental health disorders as risk factors for os...
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Condition:   Breast Cancer Female Interventions:   Behavioral: EMDR psychotherapy;   Behavioral: support psychotherapy Sponsors:   Centre Hospitalier Régional Metz-Thionville;   University of Lorraine;   Central Hospital, Nancy, France Active, not recruiting
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Authors: Trindade IA, Marta-Simões J, Ferreira C, Pinto-Gouveia J Abstract Breast cancer is linked to psychological distress and mood disorders that are in turn associated with higher psychological dysfunction and decreased breast cancer survival. It is considered that psychological health in breast cancer is considerably affected by body image impairment, which in turn seems to be highly associated with shame. However, the impact of these variables on mental health may not be direct. The current study aimed to explore a comprehensive model regarding the role of chronic illness-related cognitive fusion in th...
Source: Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Clin Psychol Psychother Source Type: research
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Source: Clinical Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Source Type: research
Carol Mason was on the edge — strung out between depression and high anxiety. She had recently received news that the chemotherapy and its accompanying nausea, vomiting and intense fatigue she had been enduring for months to treat her metastatic breast cancer wasn’t working. Her latest scan had revealed new lesions on her bones and liver.Mason, 70, needed some way to quiet her mind and her fears, and marshal her energy for the road ahead. She was open to anything that would give her a vacation from her current nightmare. That ’s when she heard about a new approach to traditional mindfulness training. Mind...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news
Conclusions: Supportive psychotherapy helps to reduce the level of anxiety, depression, and increase the QOL. Therefore, psychotherapeutic intervention should be encouraged along with chemotherapy to promote positive mental health and to obtain full benefit of their physical treatment.
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Source Type: research
This study aims at analysing the psychometric properties of the CAQ-8 in healthy individuals and breast cancer patients. This study also aims to explore the specific meditational role of committed action in the well-established relationship between experiential avoidance and depression symptoms. The healthy sample comprised 294 adults from the general population, and the breast cancer samples comprised 82 participants. Both groups completed the validated self-report measures. CAQ-8's robustness was examined through validity analyses, confirmatory factor analyses, and multigroup analysis. The meditational model was conducte...
Source: Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Clin Psychol Psychother Source Type: research
Clinical Psychology&Psychotherapy,Volume 25, Issue 1, Page e42-e50, January/February 2018.
Source: Clinical Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
Conditions:   Breast Cancer;   Eye Movement Desensitization and Processing;   Psychoterapy Intervention:   Behavioral: EMDR psychotherapy Sponsors:   Centre Hospitalier Régional Metz-Thionville;   University of Lorraine Not yet recruiting - verified August 2017
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