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Psychiatric Aspects of Symptom Management in Cancer Patients
- This volume integrates the latest information from psychiatry, palliative care, oncology, and behavioural medicine on the mental health professional's role in the management of often disturbing and treatment-limiting symptoms in cancer patients. Each chapter addresses a commonly encountered symptom and provides effective management techniques through clinical case vignettes and a thorough review of the literature.
- Introduction: symptom control and quality of life: role of the psychiatrist in the oncology setting. Management of depression and anxiety in cancer patients. Treatment of organic mental disorders in cancer patients. Psychiatric approaches to cancer pain management. Psychiatric management of eating disorders in cancer patients. Anticipatory nausea and vomiting with cancer chemotherapy. Behavioral control of anxiety, distress, and learned aversions in pediatric oncology. Relaxation and imagery for symptom control in cancer patients. Terminally ill cancer patients. Management of grief in the cancer setting. The stress of caring for cancer patients.
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