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Psychological morbidity associated with local recurrence of breast cancer.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1894454     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Twenty-two individuals who had suffered from local recurrence of breast cancer were interviewed to determine psychosocial morbidity. Psychometric assessment using the Hamilton Anxiety Scale, the Eysenck Personality Questionnaire and the Montgomery Asberg Depression Rating Scale was conducted prior to clinical evaluation including a structured interview, the Composite International Diagnostic Interview. Lifetime and current psychiatric diagnoses were established. Ten (45%) of the recurrence group had current psychiatric illness (anxiety and depression) at the time of local recurrence, a similar prevalence to that described by others at mastectomy. Previous psychiatric illness and trait neuroticism are predictive of vulnerability to psychiatric morbidity at local recurrence. These results suggest that a significant proportion of patients with local recurrence suffer from major depressive illness.
P L Jenkins; V E May; L E Hughes
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of psychiatry in medicine     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0091-2174     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Psychiatry Med     Publication Date:  1991  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-10-23     Completed Date:  1991-10-23     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0365646     Medline TA:  Int J Psychiatry Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  149-55     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychological Medicine, University of Wales College of Medicine, Cardiff, South Wales.
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MeSH Terms
Anxiety Disorders / psychology
Body Image
Breast Neoplasms / psychology*
Depressive Disorder / psychology
Marriage / psychology
Mastectomy / psychology
Middle Aged
Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / psychology*
Personality Assessment
Self Concept
Sick Role*
Social Adjustment

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