By David W. Kissane, Mario Maj, Norman Sartorius
Lately, there was a transforming into wisdom of the a number of interrelationships among melancholy and melanoma. melancholy and melanoma is dedicated to the interplay among those issues. The publication examines a number of facets of this comorbidity and describes how the unfavorable outcomes of melancholy in melanoma can be shunned or ameliorated, on condition that potent melancholy remedies for melanoma sufferers can be found. popular psychiatrists and oncologists summarize the newest facts at the epidemiology, pathogenesis, screening and popularity, and cultural and public well-being implications of melancholy in people with melanoma, between different issues.
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In depression, the patient is concerned about himself and his thinking revolves about his painful depressed state’ . In the study by Clarke et al.  in medical inpatients, 30% of depressed persons acknowledged that their experience was ‘as if they had lost something’. In other words, a bereavement-like experience was occurring in the absence of the death of a loved one. As Klein and Davis  have pointed out, ‘loss of a valued ideal, business or career goal may precipitate analogous states’.
BrintzenhofeSzoc et al.  conducted a large cross-sectional study in an outpatient setting to determine the cancer specific prevalence of both pure depression and mixed anxiety/depression. The highest prevalence of PREVALENCE OF DEPRESSION IN PEOPLE WITH CANCER 21 pure depression was in patients with pancreatic cancer, while the highest prevalence of mixed anxiety/depression was in those with cancer of the stomach. A past history of depression is the greatest risk factor for developing major depression in advanced cancer .
Depression and Cancer (World Psychiatric Association) by David W. Kissane, Mario Maj, Norman Sartorius