Exploring associations between psychiatric disorder, psychological distress, and health care utilization in cancer patients

ConclusionPsychiatric disorder and psychological distress were associated with mental health care use and costs. Psychological distress was associated with complementary health care use. Adequate assessment and referral to mental health care might prevent unnecessary health care utilization.
Source: Psycho-Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

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Faith Salie reports on how LSD and "magic mushrooms" are being studied for their ability to help patients conquer anxiety and depression without the psychedelia long associated with mind-altering drugs. Salie talks with author Ayelet Waldman, who microdosed LSD and overcame a deep depression, and with NYU professor Tony Bossis, who conducted a clinical trial of cancer patients treated for depression with a one-time dose of the psychedelic Psilocybin. (Originally broadcast March 18, 2018.)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Abstract OBJECTIVES: To evaluate a nurse-led, telemedicine-delivered cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBTI) in rural breast cancer survivors (BCSs). SAMPLE & SETTING: 18 BCSs diagnosed with stage I-III breast cancer in the rural western United States. METHODS & VARIABLES: In this prospective, pre-/post-test, quasiexperimental feasibility pilot trial, BCSs attended six weekly sessions of CBTI via Internet videoconference. Feasibility was assessed using recruitment and acceptability of the intervention. Primary outcomes were diary-based sleep efficiency (SE), sleep latency (SL), total sle...
Source: Oncology Nursing Forum - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Oncol Nurs Forum Source Type: research
Abstract OBJECTIVES: To examine longitudinal symptoms, mobility and function, and quality of life (QOL) in adults newly diagnosed with acute leukemia. SAMPLE & SETTING: 55 adults undergoing induction chemotherapy at the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Duke Cancer Institute. METHODS & VARIABLES: A prospective, longitudinal study with measures of mobility and function, global physical and mental health, cancer-related fatigue, anxiety, depression, sleep disturbance, pain intensity, and leukemia-specific QOL was conducted. Data were analyzed using descript...
Source: Oncology Nursing Forum - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Oncol Nurs Forum Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Substantial proportions of advanced lung cancer patients and their caregivers misunderstood their prognosis. Interventions to improve their accurate prognostic understanding should be developed with careful attention paid to its associated factors. IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: This study demonstrated that substantial proportions of patients with newly diagnosed advanced lung cancer and their caregivers had misunderstandings about their prognosis. Accurate perceptions of prognosis, which are indispensable in the delivery of effective care, were associated with elevated levels of anxiety and depression in both...
Source: The Oncologist - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Oncologist Source Type: research
Authors: Dos Santos RG, Bouso JC, Alcázar-Córcoles MÁ, Hallak JEC Abstract INTRODUCTION: Mood, anxiety, and substance use disorders are among the most prevalent psychiatric disorders in the population. Although several pharmacological treatments are available, they are not effective for a significant proportion of patients and are associated with several adverse reactions. Therefore, new treatments should be explored. Recent with serotonergic hallucinogens/psychedelics including ayahuasca, psilocybin and lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) suggest that these drugs have anxiolytic, antidepressive, ...
Source: Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Expert Rev Clin Pharmacol Source Type: research
Authors: Mjid M, Slim A, Hrizi D, Hedhli A, Cheikh Rouhou S, Ouahchi Y, Toujani S, Cherif J Abstract INTRODUCTION: Sleep disorders are relatively common in oncology. However, they have not been well studied and are often treated insufficiently. AIM: To assess the prevalence and severity of insomnia in lung cancer patients and evaluate the relationship between insomnia and certain clinical parameters. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was undertaken of patients in Tunis with primary lung cancer. Socio-demographic and clinical data were obtained from the medical records Patients were then asked to answer quest...
Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Rev Mal Respir Source Type: research
Abstract OBJECTIVE: Body image is a vital and complex issue in cancer patients, but not well recognized. In the ambulatory psychiatric-oncology clinic, we assessed what portion of cancer patients endorsed appearance problems and if they differed in terms of depression, anxiety, or distress scores when compared with those who did not endorse appearance problems. METHOD: All adult patients with active cancer diagnosis seen in the outpatient psychiatry oncology clinic (June 2014-January 2016) who provided informed consent were included (N = 1,939) in the cross-sectional study design. "Appearance problems&qu...
Source: Palliative and Supportive Care - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Tags: Palliat Support Care Source Type: research
The story began a year ago, as did my divorce, but I will try my best to explain my relationship with Blake Chadick, as it was a major impact on me this past year, waiting for my divorce to be finalized.  I realize my blog is reading backwards at the moment, but should only be several entries or so.First of all, he's married.  He said his wife Melissa was very sick from the radiation treatment she received when she had colon (among other) cancers in 2011.  She slept half of the day, was in the the bathroom for the other half, and had a medication the constipated her for about 2 hours a day so she could be ac...
Source: bipolar.and.me - Category: Psychiatry Tags: @drinkbodyarmor @mamacof3 anxiety betrayal blake chadick depression lies Source Type: blogs
It’s no exaggeration to say that lives are transformed by the Wheat Belly lifestyle. Look what happened to Susanne after her health was ruined by being gluten-free, reversed by following the Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox. Food manufacturers, out of ignorance or ruthless profiteering, have chosen to replace wheat and gluten with cornstarch, rice flour, tapioca starch, or potato starch—among the few foods that provoke high blood sugar and insulin more than even our favorite grain to bash, wheat. It means that people who are gluten-free and consume such garbage replacement products gain weight in visceral inflamm...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: News & Updates Detox gluten-free grain-free grains Inflammation Weight Loss Source Type: blogs
Conclusion: A substantial proportion of early BC patients suffer distress even one-year after surgery. Avoidant attachment appeared to be an influential factor on distress in early BC patients. Moreover, the finding that initial distress level could predict one at 1-year postoperation warrant a screening and management of distress along with BC treatment. PMID: 30086610 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Psychiatry Investigation - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry Investig Source Type: research
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