7. Pharmacotherapy of Depression in People with Cancer

  1. David W. Kissane4,
  2. Mario Maj5 and
  3. Norman Sartorius6
  1. Luigi Grassi1,
  2. Maria Giulia Nanni1,
  3. Yosuke Uchitomi2 and
  4. Michelle Riba3

Published Online: 2 DEC 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470972533.ch7

Depression and Cancer

Depression and Cancer

How to Cite

Grassi, L., Nanni, M. G., Uchitomi, Y. and Riba, M. (2010) Pharmacotherapy of Depression in People with Cancer, in Depression and Cancer (eds D. W. Kissane, M. Maj and N. Sartorius), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470972533.ch7

Editor Information

  1. 4

    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA

  2. 5

    Department of Psychiatry, University of Naples SUN, Naples, Italy

  3. 6

    Association for the Improvement of Mental Health Programmes, Geneva, Switzerland

Author Information

  1. 1

    Section of Psychiatry, Department of Medical Sciences of Communication and Behaviour, University of Ferrara, Italy

  2. 2

    Department of Neuropsychiatry, Okayama University, Okayama, Japan

  3. 3

    Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 DEC 2010
  2. Published Print: 17 DEC 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470689660

Online ISBN: 9780470972533

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Keywords:

  • Pharmacotherapy of Depression in People with Cancer;
  • they include tricyclics (TCAs);
  • monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs);
  • selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs);
  • Clinical Use of Antidepressants in the Treatment of Depression in Patients with Cancer;
  • selective oestrogen receptor modulator (SERM);
  • Drug Interactions with Chemotherapy and Anticancer Agents;
  • The Use of Antidepressants for the Treatment of other Symptoms in Cancer Patients;
  • Use of Antidepressants and Risk of Cancer

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Clinical Use of Antidepressants in the Treatment of Depression in Patients with Cancer

  • Drug Interactions with Chemotherapy and Anticancer Agents

  • The Use of Antidepressants for the Treatment of other Symptoms in Cancer Patients

  • Use of Antidepressants and Risk of Cancer

  • Conclusions

  • References