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Clinical Practice Guideline – Anxiety and Depression

Anxiety and depression in adult cancer patients: ESMO Clinical Practice Guideline

ESMO Open. 2023;8(2):101155.
Grassi L, Caruso R, Riba MB, et al, on behalf of the ESMO Guidelines Committee

  • Anxiety and depressive disorders are common in patients with cancer.
  • A higher prevalence seen in patients with cancer than the general population is often underrecognised.
  • Psychotherapy, cognitive behavioural therapy and mindfulness-based therapies are effective treatments.
  • Psychopharmacological treatments have been shown to be effective treatments of anxiety and depressive disorders.

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