Navigation Links
Talk Therapy Proves Effective for Terminal Cancer Patients
Date:4/18/2008

Supportive group therapy diminished depression almost as much as drug treatments

FRIDAY, April 18 (HealthDay News) -- Talk therapy can help treat depression symptoms in patients with terminal cancer, according to Japanese researchers who reviewed the results of six studies that included a total of 517 patients with incurable cancer and depression.

The primary type of depression treatment for these patients was supportive expressive group therapy, in which they were encouraged to discuss their deepest fears and feelings and to help each other cope with them.

The review authors found that the benefits of this kind of treatment were only slightly less than those found in clinical trials of antidepressant drugs in general patient populations.

"Psychotherapy can be a promising treatment for ameliorating depressive states in advanced cancer patients if they prefer to receive it," said review lead author Tatsuo Akechi, an associate professor of psychiatry and cognitive-behavioral medicine at the Nagoya City University Graduate School of Medical Sciences.

However, Akechi and his colleagues found that psychotherapy did not significantly improve patient anxiety. This may be because there were too few patients to give enough statistical power to demonstrate an effect, Akechi suggested.

The researchers didn't examine whether psychotherapy could improve survival or response to cancer treatment. The review appears in the current issue of the journal The Cochrane Library.

"The key finding is that psychotherapy for depression for gravely ill cancer patients works," David Spiegel, associate chair of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine and an expert on therapy in cancer patients, said in a prepared statement. He wasn't involved in the review but was one of the lead investigators on one of the studies included in the review.

Spiegel said that ma
'/>"/>

Copyright©2008 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Vision restoration therapy shown to improve brain activity in brain injured patients
2. HIV therapy in pregnancy-data support WHO recommendations
3. Family-based treatment more effective than supportive psychotherapy in treating bulimia
4. Trial to Test Gene Therapy for Angina in Women
5. One of the Largest Post-WHI Physician Surveys Shows More Education is Needed: Patient Misinformation About Hormone Therapy Remains High
6. Aromatherapy Gift Line Sheds Humorous Light on Modern Therapy
7. Chemotherapy may be culprit for fatigue in breast cancer survivors
8. Atlanta Falcons Physical Therapy Centers Set to Launch This Fall
9. New Drug No Substitute for Standard Blood-Clot Therapy
10. Stem Cell Therapy Disappoints Against Rare Kidney Ailment
11. Nucletron Announces Management Buy-Out to More Effectively Meet the Demands of Its Customers and the Radiation Therapy Community
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/28/2015)... February 28, 2015 In a recent ... of Game Change Athlete Development Services ... about the benefits of athlete development and player engagement ... the unique challenges that athletes face and how off-field ... success. , Fletcher became involved in athlete development issues ...
(Date:2/28/2015)... 2015 With their commitment to achieving ... an additional exercise to their already robust library of ... most commonly known as, is often performed on a ... executed in a relatively safe manner and can be ... The full description of “Rope Pulls” is located in ...
(Date:2/28/2015)... 28, 2015 The Classic Denture ... a new special. Throughout all of March patients ... , This service can help overall mouth ... pain. Patients may notice certain symptoms that suggest the ... These symptoms include: , 1.    Pain, clicking, and popping in ...
(Date:2/28/2015)... 2015 Mew and Company, a Vancouver ... now provide business consulting services in addition to a ... planning and succession planning. Company finances are a complicated ... On top of this, complex Canadian tax laws can ... As a result, Mew and Company works to advise ...
(Date:2/28/2015)... 28, 2015 Indosoft Inc , ... for Asterisk, are pleased to announce the development of ... and 5.8 versions of Q-Suite, this new version will ... number of new features to the leading edge call ... Q-Suite 5.9 will add features to enhance security and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:SCI TV Covers Athlete Development with Duncan Fletcher 2Health News:SCI TV Covers Athlete Development with Duncan Fletcher 3Health News:Classic Denture Center in Portland Oregon is Offering March Discount 2Health News:Vancouver Corporate Tax Accountants Now Provide Business Consulting Services 2Health News:Indosoft Proudly Announces Q-Suite 5.9 Call Center Software for Asterisk 2
... Nov. 4, 2011, Cleveland: Old-fashioned "leatherhead" football helmets from ... and sometimes better than modern football helmets at ... Cleveland Clinic researchers. The study published online ... compared head injury risks of two early ...
... A rise in periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) rates has ... definition and diagnostic criteria to help better treat patients. ... Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research , was ... Javad Parvizi, M.D. , director of Research at the ...
... 4 (HealthDay News) -- A gene variation associated with an ... scientists. Boys are three to four times more likely ... study, U.S. researchers analyzed genomic data from more than 3,000 ... children without autism. The results showed a link between ...
... , When Nancy Grace and her partner danced a lively rumba ... the Stars," more was going on in the legal commentator,s brain ... Grace,s cortex, millions of neurons were hard at work doing what ... partner Tristan MacManus,s movements to create a pas de deux that ...
... , THURSDAY, Nov. 3 (HealthDay News) -- People ... lives but their donated kidneys don,t last as long as ... However, kidneys from living elderly donors last just as long ... findings are important in light of the serious shortage of ...
... PHILADELPHIA - A research group at the Perelman School ... John Lynch, MD, PhD, assistant professor of Medicine in ... Institute (NCI) grant to establish a Barrett,s esophagus translational ... Timothy Wang) and the Mayo Clinic (led by Dr. ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Vintage leather football helmets often as protective as modern helmets in common, game-like hits 2Health News:Vintage leather football helmets often as protective as modern helmets in common, game-like hits 3Health News:A new definition for periprosthetic joint infection 2Health News:A new definition for periprosthetic joint infection 3Health News:Possible Genetic Link to Autism Identified 2Health News:It takes two: Brains come wired for cooperation, neuroscientist asserts 2Health News:Penn collaborates on $8 million Barrett's esophagus research network 2Health News:Penn collaborates on $8 million Barrett's esophagus research network 3
(Date:2/27/2015)... , Feb. 27, 2015 Pharmaceutical and ... managing multiple products for the same indication. This can ... that want to prevent one of their brands from ... According to recent research by benchmarking firm, Best ... as independent brands rather than together as part of ...
(Date:2/27/2015)... WuXi PharmaTech (Cayman) Inc. (NYSE:  WX), a ... the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries with operations ... the United States , congratulates our partner TaiMed ... FDA for ibalizumab (TMB355). The FDA designates a drug ... or in combination with one or more other drugs, ...
(Date:2/27/2015)... 2015  Pharmacyclics, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCYC ... published in the Proceedings of the National ... showed when ibrutinib (IMBRUVICA ® ) was combined ... of tumor growth was enhanced suggesting a greater ... cancers and solid tumors with the combination. IMBRUVICA ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:New Report Details How to Expand a Pharmaceutical Product Portfolio without Cannibalizing an Established Brand 2WuXi Congratulates TaiMed Biologics on Receiving Breakthrough Therapy Designation from U.S. FDA 2In Pre-Clinical Studies Ibrutinib Enhances Anti-tumor Activity When Combined With An Anti-PD-L1 Antibody 2In Pre-Clinical Studies Ibrutinib Enhances Anti-tumor Activity When Combined With An Anti-PD-L1 Antibody 3In Pre-Clinical Studies Ibrutinib Enhances Anti-tumor Activity When Combined With An Anti-PD-L1 Antibody 4In Pre-Clinical Studies Ibrutinib Enhances Anti-tumor Activity When Combined With An Anti-PD-L1 Antibody 5In Pre-Clinical Studies Ibrutinib Enhances Anti-tumor Activity When Combined With An Anti-PD-L1 Antibody 6In Pre-Clinical Studies Ibrutinib Enhances Anti-tumor Activity When Combined With An Anti-PD-L1 Antibody 7In Pre-Clinical Studies Ibrutinib Enhances Anti-tumor Activity When Combined With An Anti-PD-L1 Antibody 8In Pre-Clinical Studies Ibrutinib Enhances Anti-tumor Activity When Combined With An Anti-PD-L1 Antibody 9
... , , HOUSTON , ... 16-year-old Francesco "Frank" De Santiago. On January 29 , ... transplant operation at Texas Children,s Heart Center . De ... child ever discharged from a pediatric hospital with an implanted ...
... , , KINGWOOD, Texas , Feb. ... announced today that the company has formally offered to purchase ... on selling in the chronic pain management medical sector. The ... not be identified until IMAI has a signed letter of ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Texas Children's Hospital Discharges History-Making Teen Patient Again; This Time With a Transplanted Heart Replacing Mechanical Device 2Texas Children's Hospital Discharges History-Making Teen Patient Again; This Time With a Transplanted Heart Replacing Mechanical Device 3International Merchant Advisors, Inc. Offers to Invest in Pharmaceutical Chain 2
Curved Shaft with 5mm Platform; 1x2, 0.12 mm teeth; In Titanium....
0.5mm 1X2 Teeth with 6mm Tying Platform; in Stainless Steel 125...
... 226 trial lenses with polished metal rims ... Concave Lenses: 0.12 to 20.00 Diopters (0.25D ... to 20.00 Diopters (0.25D increments), ,34 Cylindrical ... increments), ,34 Cylindrical Convex Lenses: 0.12 to ...
... Master is designed and constructed ... service and give the professional ... procedures. It embodies the characteristics ... most, including accuracy, speed, ease, ...
Medicine Products: