A 37-year-old member asked:
As a cancer spouse, how can i deal with my sadness?
3 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Pathology 49 years experience
Support groups + MD: It may help to join a support group and meet with other people in the same circumstances and learn from their experiences as well share yours. Your sadness may be a refection of depression and you should discuss it with your doctor as effective treatment in the form of psychotherapy and medication are available.
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Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
See below...: Families (spouses, children, sibs, parents) of cancer patients are usually the neglected part of the equation. So glad u're asking! individual, group, couple &/or family psychotherapy can be very helpful... Ask ur doctor for referral... Connect with a therapist.... No sense in navigating thru such a lengthy & intense process alone, when professional assistance is available. Wishing you well.
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Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
DEPRESSION: Get an evaluation from a psychiatrist to help identify what depression means to you and whatever else may be bothering you. Consider recommendations for medication if any are given. Get a referral for a reputable psychotherapist to speak with. Meds and therapy combined are most optimal; no just one or the other.
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Last updated Mar 22, 2020
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