"My husband affects me more than my cancer": reflections on simultaneous intimate partner violence and breast cancer experience in a 48-year-old woman - Dionigi F, Martinelli V, Trotti E, Ferrari A, Garcia-Etienne CA, Valle AD, Grasso D, Ferraris E, Rizzo G, Pratic ò V, Sgarella A.

In this paper, we present the case of a 48-year-old woman diagnosed with early breast cancer. As candidate for mastectomy, she refused immediate reconstruction. She was referred to a psycho-oncologist for further evaluation and support. Psychological sessi...
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Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is known to affect a subset of cancer survivors. Astudy inPsycho-Oncology found that 6.3% of young survivors of non-metastatic breast cancer reported PTSD symptoms related to cancer more than two years after their diagnosis. Women who reported anxiety symptoms six months after being diagnosed with breast cancer were 12 times more likely than others to report PTSD symptoms two years later.“We found similar rates of cancer-related PTSS [posttraumatic stress symptoms] in breast cancer survivors diagnosed at a young age compared with the general breast cancer population despite their ...
Source: Psychiatr News - Category: Psychiatry Tags: age at diagnosis anxiety breast cancer Danny Vazquez depression education posttraumatic stress disorder PTSD Checklist social support Young Women's Breast Cancer Study Source Type: research
AbstractResearch has demonstrated the association between social constraints and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms among breast cancer survivors. Although perceived social support can buffer stress and improve emotional well-being, little is known about which type of social support is most effective in buffering the negative effects of social constraints among cancer survivors. We investigated the moderation of four types of social support (i.e., positive interaction, tangible support, emotional/informational support and affectionate support) on the association between social constraints and PTSD symptoms among...
Source: Journal of Behavioral Medicine - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Conclusions Our findings support growing evidence for differential trajectories to PTG and PTSD symptoms in cancer. Such cognitive factors may be important therapeutic targets in psycho-oncology interventions. Statement of contribution What is already known on this subject? The diagnosis of cancer and its subsequent treatment can result in symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Positive changes and psychosocial growth (post-traumatic growth; PTG) are also common as a result of patients' experience of cancer. What does this study add? This study identified predictors of positive (PTG) and negative trauma (PTSD) ...
Source: British Journal of Health Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Br J Health Psychol Source Type: research
More individuals within the U.S. suffer from traumatic brain injuries (TBI) than breast cancer or HIV/aids and is one of the leading causes of disability. Due to the prevalence and severity of TBIs, it is essential for couple, marriage, and family therapis...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
Authors: Shiroma PR, Velasquez T, Usset TJ, Wilhelm JH, Thuras P, Baltutis E Abstract INTRODUCTION: Obesity is prevalent among users of Veteran's Health Administration services, where it is comorbid with depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, colon, and breast cancer. Among obese subjects, severe obesity represents a subpopulation with the highest risk of depression. We investigate the antidepressant effect of a local VA weight management program (Managing Overweight Veterans Everywhere - MOVE) among depressed veterans with severe obesity. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In a...
Source: Military Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Mil Med Source Type: research
ConclusionFindings demonstrated the effectiveness of expressive writing intervention in reducing PTSD for this minority population, and that the moderating role of survivors ’ social network varies among different PTSD symptom clusters.ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02946619.
Source: Quality of Life Research - Category: Health Management Source Type: research
Conclusion: Meditation has shown positive effects in reducing physical and emotional symptoms such as psychological stress, depression, anxiety, fatigue, fear of recurrence and rumination, representing an efficient strategy for coping with the disease and improving quality of life.
Source: Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da USP - Category: Nursing Source Type: research
Conclusion: Meditation has shown positive effects in reducing physical and emotional symptoms such as psychological stress, depression, anxiety, fatigue, fear of recurrence and rumination, representing an efficient strategy for coping with the disease and improving quality of life.
Source: Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da USP - Category: Nursing Source Type: research
Conclusion: Meditation has shown positive effects in reducing physical and emotional symptoms such as psychological stress, depression, anxiety, fatigue, fear of recurrence and rumination, representing an efficient strategy for coping with the disease and improving quality of life.
Source: Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da USP - Category: Nursing Source Type: research
Source: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment Source Type: research
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