Cancers Pose Significant Risk for Acute Stress, PTSD. (Different Findings)
Kubetin, Sally Koch, Clinical Psychiatry News
BALTIMORE -- Patients with newly diagnosed cancer are at significant risk for acute stress disorder and later posttraumatic stress disorder, Maria Kangas, Ph.D., said at the annual meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.
Dr. Kangas and her associates looked at the incidence of acute stress disorder (ASD) in a group of 82 patients with newly diagnosed head and neck or lung cancer. Patients were assessed using the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV Axis I Disorders. Interviews took place 20 days after their diagnosis and 7 days before the start of treatment.
Twenty-three (28%) of the patients met the DSM-IV criteria for ASD. Those most …
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Publication information: Article title: Cancers Pose Significant Risk for Acute Stress, PTSD. (Different Findings). Contributors: Kubetin, Sally Koch - Author. Magazine title: Clinical Psychiatry News. Volume: 31. Issue: 2 Publication date: February 2003. Page number: 37. © 2009 International Medical News Group. COPYRIGHT 2003 Gale Group.
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