Depression and barriers to mental health care in older cancer patients Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Depressive Disorder
  • Health Services Accessibility
  • Mental Health Services
  • Neoplasms

abstract

  • Improved diagnostic clarity and a better understanding of barriers to mental health treatment can help clarify and facilitate mental health referrals and ultimately improve access to care among older cancer patients in need. Continuing to consider the complexities associated with diagnosing depression in older cancer patients is necessary. Further work may be needed to develop new diagnostic measures for such detection, determine the prevalence of depression among older cancer and ways in which to overcome barriers to mental health care.

publication date

  • January 2011

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC3052769

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/gps.2497

PubMed ID

  • 21157847

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 21

end page

  • 6

volume

  • 26

number

  • 1