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Low prevalence of depressive disorder in ambulatory advanced cancer patients using the schedules for clinical assessment in neuropsychiatry (SCAN 2.1)

Warmenhoven, Franca; Rijswijk, Eric van; Prins, Judith; Vissers, Kris C.; van Weel, Chris


Depressive disorder is assumed to be highly prevalent in advanced cancer patients, but the diagnosis of depressive disorder in patients with advanced cancer is difficult. The more robust the assessment instrument to diagnose depressive disorder is, the lower the reported prevalence of depressive disorder in advanced cancer patients. This study confirms a low prevalence of depressive disorder (3%) in 64 advanced cancer outpatients using a robust structured clinical assessment (SCAN 2.1)....[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Affective Disorders
DOI: 10.1016/j.jad.2011.11.017


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