Distress, psychiatric syndromes, and impairment of function in women with newly diagnosed breast cancer
Depressive Disorder, Major
Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic
Emotional distress and psychiatric syndromes (major depression and PTSD) were prevalent in this population. Markedly impaired function was evident for both depressed and PTSD patients. Future research should refine current screening procedures and develop interventions to better address emotional distress and psychiatric disorders in newly diagnosed breast cancer patients.