DEPRESSION IN CANCER PATIENTSAbstract
Depression is a major psychiatric disorder producing non-pathological sadness and stress. Depression has a major negative impact on patients and their family member’s also. Overlapping of depressive symptoms with physical symptoms makes the diagnosis even more challenging. In biological mechanism, damage-associated molecular patterns (DAMPs) on damaged tissue bind to pattern recognition receptors (PRRs) on leukocytes, causing expression of transcription factor nuclear factor-κ-β (NFκβ) and production of numerous pro-inflammatory cytokines, including interleukin-1 (IL-1), interferon-α (INF-α), IL-6 and tumor necrosis factor (TNF). Some studies have reported delayed stress, addressing the need of mental health counseling throughout a continuum of care. Psychotherapy, in combination with antidepressant medications, and communication skills can act as a central component of patient care on the basic principle of physical, psychological, social and spiritual palliative care.
Vivek Tomar, Savarna, Dimple Choudhary, Kumar Pritam, Preeti Manocha
College of Physiotherapy, Pt. B.D. Sharma UHS Rohtak-124001
15 February, 2020
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