9. Depression and Cancer: The Role of Culture and Social Disparities

  1. David W. Kissane2,
  2. Mario Maj3 and
  3. Norman Sartorius4
  1. Christoffer Johansen,
  2. Susanne Oksbjerg Dalton and
  3. Pernille Envold Bidstrup

Published Online: 2 DEC 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470972533.ch9

Depression and Cancer

Depression and Cancer

How to Cite

Johansen, C., Oksbjerg Dalton, S. and Envold Bidstrup, P. (2010) Depression and Cancer: The Role of Culture and Social Disparities, in Depression and Cancer (eds D. W. Kissane, M. Maj and N. Sartorius), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470972533.ch9

Editor Information

  1. 2

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

  2. 3

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

  3. 4

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

Author Information

  1. Department of Psychosocial Cancer Research, Danish Institute of Cancer Epidemiology, Danish Cancer Society, Copenhagen, Denmark

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:

  • Depression and Cancer: the Role of Culture and Social Disparities;
  • The Cultural Context;
  • socioeconomic status (SES);
  • Does Depression or Antidepressant Medication Cause Cancer?;
  • Social Disparity, Cancer Risk and Survival;
  • Social Disparity and Depression;
  • Depression after a Diagnosis of Cancer;
  • Cultural Differences in Depression After Cancer;
  • Social Disparities in Depression After Cancer and the Impact on Survival

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Cultural Context

  • Social Disparity

  • The Danish Setting

  • Does Depression or Antidepressant Medication Cause Cancer?

  • Social Disparity, Cancer Risk and Survival

  • Social Disparity and Depression

  • Depression after a Diagnosis of Cancer

  • Cultural Differences in Depression after Cancer

  • Social Disparities in Depression after Cancer and the Impact on Survival

  • Conclusions

  • References