Biological Psychiatry of Cancer and Cancer Treatment

Biological Psychiatry of Cancer and Cancer Treatment

Andrew Hodgkiss

Print publication date: Sep 2016

ISBN: 9780198759911

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Abstract

As long-term cancer survival becomes a widely shared experience, the quality of life of people living with and beyond a cancer diagnosis is increasingly important. Optimizing the prevention and treatment of any psychiatric consequences of certain tumours and treatments is now central to high-quality cancer care. This book—a rather original addition to the oncology and psycho-oncology literature—aims to equip oncology clinicians with the knowledge to more expertly prevent, detect, and manage the ‘organic’ psychiatric disorders experienced by people with cancer. It will also serve as a valuable introduction to contemporary oncology for psychiatrists.