Cancer And Depression: Diagnosis & Treatment

The longer depression goes untreated typically the more severe it becomes. Dr. M. Beatriz Currier, Medical Director of Cancer Patient Support Center with Miami Cancer Institute, says if a patient has an episode of depression It's very important to get early treatment and an appropriate diagnosis. There are many different options of treatments. In case of moderate to severe depressions, at Miami Cancer Institute it is recommended adding on an antidepressant and combining this with talk therapy, she describes. The specialist also says the combination of both, talk therapy and antidepressant, can achieve remission rates close to 90% in her patients.

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