The Department of Emergency Psychiatry and Post-Acute Care, Lapeyronie Hospital and University of Montpellier, France analyzed 15 different high-quality peer-reviewed studies to search for links between links between cancer and suicidal ideation, suicide attempt, and suicide deaths. The results showed an elevated suicide risk of 1.55. The period where cancer patients are at the greatest risk of suicidal ideation or harm is the period immediately following diagnosis.
Depression and loss of will to live is frequently seen in mesothelioma patients but knowledge of these risk factors can be used not only to seek preventative measures but also to help improve treatment outcomes. One step that can offset depression following a diagnosis includes ensuring proper mental and emotional stability through a strong support system such as loved ones and social support groups. Psychotherapeutic treatments have also showed promise in helping to quell the self-harming ideations.
Research has also shown that one’s mental state can play a significant role in treatment outcomes. The loss of the will to live can have negative effects on treatments and reduce survival times.
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