Research Update

Can Antidepressants Prolong Survival in Cancer Patients?

Topics: Adherence | Cancer | Citalopram | Depression | Escitalopram | Fluoxetine | Mortality | Paroxetine | Prozac | Serotonin Specific Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) | Sertraline | SSRIs

Review Of: Shoval G et al, Depress Anxiety 2019;36(10):921–929 Many cancer patients experience depression, especially those with poor prognoses. Compared with euthymic patients, depressed cancer patients are less adherent to their cytotoxic medications, and this poor adherence can worsen their long-term survival. Yet surprisingly, some studies have

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