Medline: 3546980

Medical Clinics of North America 71(2): 243-258, 1987.

The cancer patient with pain: psychiatric complications and their management.

Massie MJ, Holland JC


The psychiatric complications most often seen in cancer are depression, anxiety, and delirium. All are more likely to occur in the cancer patient who has pain. It is important for patient comfort and quality of life to evaluate and intervene to manage the psychologic distress in the patient with cancer, especially if pain is a complication. (38 Refs)

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