| Published: June 04, 2019
A Study of Cancer Patients with Psychiatric Disorders
Background: There are very few studies regarding cancer patients with psychiatric disorders (CPPD) in the Indian setting. Method: The study was conducted on 50 cancer patients with psychiatric disorders at a cancer –care- centre. Results: The mean age was 52.62 years. The male: female ratio was 1:1. Out of 50 CPPD, 46% had depressive disorders, 36% anxiety disorders and 18% patients had adjustment disorders. Conclusions: Most CPPDs were in the age range of 50- 59 years. Most CPPDs with breast cancer had depressive disorders Implications: This recent study will help in planning suitable interventions, training of mental health professional, further research and policy guidelines for CPPD.
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© 2019, Korade, A., & Netto, I.
Received: December 29, 2018; Revision Received: May 30, 2019; Accepted: June 04, 2019
Published in Volume 07, Issue 2, April-June, 2019