Introduction

The focus of this chapter is on the presence of depression in cancer survivors. We will not focus on the related issues of anxiety (including posttraumatic stress disorders), or the broader concept of distress. We will also try to restrict our discussion to the occurrence of depression as a unitary construct, although we are fully aware that depression commonly co-occurs with pain and fatigue, as well as the aforementioned psychiatric conditions. The definition of depression that we will use will be outlined in the pages that follow, but to the extent possible, whenever researchers have not used clinical interviews to determine depression, this will be noted.

Free Yourself from Panic Attacks

Free Yourself from Panic Attacks

With all the stresses and strains of modern living, panic attacks are become a common problem for many people. Panic attacks occur when the pressure we are living under starts to creep up and overwhelm us. Often it's a result of running on the treadmill of life and forgetting to watch the signs and symptoms of the effects of excessive stress on our bodies. Thankfully panic attacks are very treatable. Often it is just a matter of learning to recognize the symptoms and learn simple but effective techniques that help you release yourself from the crippling effects a panic attack can bring.

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