Patients undergoing treatment for prostate cancer often suffer from depression

Hormone therapy for prostate cancer increases the risk of developing depression. This is indicated by the results of the work of experts from Brigham Women's hospital. According to the data obtained, the hormones in two times increase the likelihood of depression during treatment.

The study involved 552 men with prostate cancer, says Zee News. Someone was treated surgically, someone beam techniques, and the rest were undergoing hormonal therapy. It turned out that hormones often affect the human psyche and even lead to the development of specific mental illnesses.

The numbers speak for themselves. People who have gone through hormone therapy, 7% had increasingly turned for help to the psychiatrist in the clinic and on 29% more often for psychological care in the hospital setting. Scientists believe that this information should be used in the practice of all medical oncologists.

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