Spouses of Patients and Psychiatric Disorders

Spouses Of Patients With Cancer At Increased Risk Of Psychiatric Disorders, Study Finds.

The heightened stress of having a spouse battling cancer may manifest in a clinical diagnosis of a new psychiatric disorder, a population-based cohort study found.

Looking at over 3 million people living in Denmark and Sweden, there was a higher incidence of first-onset psychiatric disorders among spouses of patients with cancer when compared with the spouses of patients without cancer (6.9% vs 5.6%), reported Qianwei Liu, MD, PhD, of the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, and colleagues.

For more info: Watch for New Psych Disorders in the Spouses of Cancer Patients

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