Monday, January 30, 2017

Depression with cancer

Most people understand the tremendous emotional sometimes financial and spiritual pressure being diagnosed with cancer may have on an adult. But the notion of one being depressed in addition to being diagnosed with cancer for many years, has been a taboo. No one is really talking about it in-depth to the extent actions were taken. There is a recent study that showed depression and anxiety increase the mortality of those with cancer.

1 comment:

  1. Yes I've read other studies indicating that depression/anxiety increases your chances of getting cancer as the body becomes acidic after long periods of psychological stress. Since there is data already on how depression may lead to cancer, it's no surprise to me that being depressed while having cancer speeds up mortality. Perhaps doctors can integrate emotional therapy to help patients.